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Royce White continues talking, believes the Houston Rockets and NBA dont want him in league

03/19/2013 at 8:01 am By

Royce WhiteThe soap opera continues… Royce White has been in the sports media and blog spotlight for everything but his play since the Houston Rockets drafted him 16th overall last year. White has been at arms with the Rockets over treatment for his anxiety disorder (more on that later), refusing to play, threatening to retire and more recently for drama regarding multiple baby mothers. And all of this has gone on without White having played a single minute of NBA basketball.

Now, White is claiming that the NBA and Houston Rockets are conspiring against him and don’t want him to play in the league, per SI:

“I went through the bumps and bruises of having to advocate for myself against a billion-dollar corporation. Other than that, I think I’ve actually been successful, if you look at the rate of success, or what could have went wrong. I could have easily been out of the league or blackballed or things like that. But that hasn’t happened yet…

“I’m a problem because I’m not afraid to say what I think and I’m not afraid to stand alone. Even amongst the NBA community, the players, the union, the NBA office, and [commissioner] David Stern and [deputy commissioner] Adam Silver. I’m not afraid to stand alone in my own circle, and say, hey listen, you guys aren’t respecting mental health…

“If I was to make an educated guess, I would guess that Adam Silver and David Stern and the Rockets organization, some other owners in the league, GMs, want me gone. And why do they want me gone? Because business is about convenience, it’s not about doing what’s necessary, right? It’s about cutting overhead… Being efficient. And a lot of times, what’s best for us as human beings doesn’t meet that criteria for business people.”.

Now I’m no psychologist, but let’s take a quick examination of White’s accusation. White is basically saying that the NBA wants him gone because he’s not afraid to be a problem despite him being paid $1.6 million dollars this season to play basketball, which he had yet to do until he began a recent stint in the D-League (where he’s looked extremely out of shape). Generally, in any place of employment, if you are not performing the duties you are being paid for they eventually let said employee go. That isn’t anything out of the ordinary; that’s LIFE.

Secondly, it’s a bit hard to believe that White is a victim here. For someone that has an anxiety disorder, White sure does do a lot of talking to bring attention on himself. Maybe his aim is to raise awareness, but his quotes make is sound a lot more like self promotion. At some point a person has to look in the mirror and take some responsibility for their role in the situation they are involved in.

If the Rockets and the NBA do indeed want White gone, I honestly couldn’t fault them. White has yet to produce for the job that he applied for when he entered the NBA draft, but is still receiving a paycheck nonetheless. Seems like someone is working the system a bit here, no?

-ALR

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9 Comments so far

  1. elliott carlin

    on 03/19/2013 - Reply

    THe NBA and Rockets aren’t the only ones who want you gone Mr. Narcissist. Dear lord, move on already. I’ll be NO PROBLEM and mind my manners on the bench for that check.

    Wait til he’s out of the NBA—no job, no job prospects and many baby mama’s to worry about. Sounds like he’s doing himself a lot of favors.

  2. Don Sam

    on 03/19/2013 - Reply

    They need to cut him and let him find his way else where. This is a distraction the team don’t need, if I was afraid of flying I would of sucked it up just like I did as I was afraid of dogs, now I own a German Sheppard.

  3. Scott

    on 03/20/2013 - Reply

    How absolutely outstanding that this guy thinks so highly of himself,Maybe Obama has room for someone with his ability to come help him run this country into the ground alittle faster!All the Rockets want you to do is what they are paying you to and thats play not run that head!If you had any self respect,You would recuse yourself from the ream respectively by saying its not fair to a more deserving player waiting in the wings and willing to contribute!

  4. Josh

    on 03/20/2013 - Reply

    Really?!? ^^^
    Yeah. THANKS OBAMA!
    Try to make an argument and not be a tired joke.
    Google search “thanks Obama” and the click the image tab. You’ll find that your argument is both invalid and pathetic to the point of derision.
    Now, about Royce. You, sir, entered the draft of your own free will, was drafted, signed a contract, voided said contract and owe the Rockets money. It sounds like Royce has some interesting legal advisor that is suggesting he has a disability and should cash in on being discrimated against due to it. Might even work…thanks to Obama.

  5. Doc Savage

    on 03/20/2013 - Reply

    It absolutely confounds me that anyone still pays any attention to the NBA. It’s a storehouse of black head cases. Move on!

  6. Herc Strizzo

    on 03/20/2013 - Reply

    Nobody cares about this loser.

  7. BC

    on 03/20/2013 - Reply

    poor child,…. Wait,… two to three years from now when he is playing every day, in the CBA, or over sea’s, I will bet that the N B A, looks more like Heaven out of reach.

  8. thamolas

    on 03/21/2013 - Reply

    Royce White is a pansy. He’s a nancy-pants. Still, he’s figured out a scam that will allow him to retire at a very young age. Maybe that’s commendable in some half-assed kind of way. A slacker king.

  9. ricpar

    on 03/21/2013 - Reply

    Please get this cry baby to a soup kitchen where he can see real people with problems!

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