Detroit Pistons forward Austin Daye took full responsibility Saturday night for missing the shootaround in Philadelphia.
"I was late to shootaround and made a mistake," Daye said. "I wasn't paying attention when everyone was leaving. … I was late to shootaround. I missed the first bus, so I showed up late. That's what you get when you make a mistake."
Daye repeatedly took the blame for his mistake and, when he was asked questions regarding the entire team and the events of Friday, he consistently made sure he was speaking for himself and not his teammates.
"It's embarrassing for myself," he said. "I should have been more responsible as an NBA player, as a second-year player, to be on time. It was my fault that I was not there on time, and I had to pay the price for it and not play the game."
Austin Daye accepts blame for absence Friday: 'I should have been more responsible'
Michigan Live | Feb 27