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NBA Allows Players to Wear Therapeutic Tape

ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- Kinesio announced Nov. 7 that the National Basketball Association (NBA) has allowed the use of Kinesio® Tape by professional basketball players during games.

The decision to allow the use of Kinesio Tape in professional basketball games came Nov. 6 after news accounts reported that Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose was banned from wearing the therapeutic tape on the court. Hours later, additional news outlets reported the reversal of the decision, quoting NBA spokesperson Tim Frank as stating, "We have decided to allow Kinesio Tape on an experimental basis so that we can take a fresh look at the possible benefits it might bring to our players."

"We appreciate the NBA's decision to allow the use of Kinesio Tape," said Dr. Kenzo Kase, president and chairman of Kinesio Taping® Association International. "The benefits of taping are well defined with more than 1,000 studies overall from researchers in 23 countries on the Kinesio Taping Method specifically. We look forward to working with the league as they examine the benefits of therapeutic taping for player use."

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