Yes, Derrick Rose should be suspended from playing basketball after going missing for a game. Basketball players and other athletes are paid millions of dollars to show up for games and to play at the best of their abilities. Derrick Rose showed great disrespect for his bosses and fans, and should be punished.
Derrick Rose didn't show up to the Knicks' game on Monday night. Later, he told Knicks' personnel that he had to go home to Chicago for a personal issue. The problem here wasn't his absence, it was his lack of communication to team officials. Any employee would be questioned - and likely disciplined - for not showing up to work. Rose is no different.
No, he should not be suspended from playing because he may have had a family issue that prevented him from showing up. We need to get all of the details before he is suspended. Family always comes first, and he should be excused if he had to go back for relatives.
What would any of us do if we felt our family truly needed us? We would go to be with them. If this is the true story, then I don't blame him for taking off so quickly. When things go awry for our families, that is often the only thought we have on our minds. I can't blame the guy for forgetting everything else and going to be with his mother.