Royce White refuses to go to D-League

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  1. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

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  2. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    Yep ... and I warned early and often ...

    He's really not a good kid. Manipulator.
     
  3. NUMBERICA

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    Wait, what?
     
  4. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

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    agreed. All the demands without having played a single game, like he owns the NBA.
     
  5. Duck Rodgers

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    He was getting paid before? No wonder he is still playing games.
     
  6. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    Maybe you missed the thread. All the history, all the quotes from prior coaches/teachers..

    It's not a poor him story, it's a lazy I-wanna-get-my-way-story. Going back to 13 years old.
     
  7. ONE LOVE

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    Good thing the Rockets lucked out on Harden. Or else I'd say someone needs to be fired over this shannanigans.
     
  8. Saint Cy of JFC

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    Some weird ****. I was on his side early on, but this is just getting ridiculous.
     
  9. NUMBERICA

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    I thought you were one of his defenders. I guess I missed something.

    I've never been high on the dude.
     
  10. Gyp Rosetti

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    Did he fly to games in college?

    I'm assuming so and since there was no way he'd ever get drafted without playing in college, he very conveniently managed to fly all over the country for games. But now that he got drafted, it's another story.
     
  11. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    Woj was just on radio:



    "In the end, (I think) he gets his buyout and money. When Royce was
    interviewing with teams pre-draft and was trying to get himself drafted,
    he didn't make all these demands. He got drafted, got his guaranteed
    money and those demands started to come when he wasn't going to walk in
    and get meaningful playing time. I think for him, the question is how
    badly does he want to be a professional basketball player? He did not
    spend time working out, is not in condition. I really don't think Royce
    plays one minute in the NBA."


    Dude hasn't even worked out to be in shape. Dude didn't make all these demands pre-draft. Dude got busted stealing a laptop, shoplifting and assaulting the security guard. Dude has a history of using his condition for sympathy and an excuse to get out of everything he doesn't want to do (including an anxiety of doing wind sprints, no joke).

    Having said that, The Rockets AND Royce White share a 50/50 stake in this mess in my opinion.

    Why? Because:

    1) Royce White had this disability, a known issue, before he was drafted. It's not like he "sprung this issue on them" after he got signed. They knew it was going to be a challenge, and yet they drafted him ahead of a TON of other players. That was the risk they took.

    2) Royce also had a BUNCH of behavioral problems NOT related to his disability, and he has had issues with both his honesty and his reaction to authority before. So again, this isn't knew.

    As the old saying goes, the best indication of future behavior, is past performance.

    We ALL know the Rockets had this exact discussion prior to drafting him. That this could go horrribly wrong. My guess is, that with multiple first round picks that season they decided that the risk was mitigated because the other first round selections gave them a little bit of an insurance policy should he go completely sideways.

    Well, now he has gone completely sideways. This was always a pretty strong possibility. They knew it, White probably knew it, White's agent knew it ......... and any basketball fan that sat there on draft night and didn't think it when his name came up when the Rockets took him as early as they did ..... just wasn't paying attention.

    The experts all thought that if Royce White went in the first round at all ..... it would be late and to a team that wouldn't really be counting on him to make it. A flyer, typically one of those picks that goes to a Euro that we might not see in the league for years. Then they would get White in some sort of counseling, and HOPE that someday he could get his business together and they would have something. Instead, the Rockets tried to get him on the court this season. THAT was their mistake.



    But let's be clear. Just playing basketball, the dude is a baller. It's off the floor. Traveling to games and probably dealing with his team, ownership, authority, etc ........ those are issues he can't do right now because he is mentally not stable or strong enough to function in the NBA Players world. Period.

    We should pity him really, because of his issues he is blowing a chance that any man 20-40 years old would give almost anything they own to have. But he isn't capable of handling.
     
  12. Gas

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    I regret ever hyping this dude. What a ****ing loser.
     
  13. Gameface

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    Yeah, looks like the NBA isn't for him. I'm guessing there will be a lot of careers that aren't for him. Hope he feels good looking at the people who supported him all his life giving him what he needed to be drafted into the NBA only to pout it all away.
     

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