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Royce White WTF

"Royce White ‏@Highway_30 5m
Have been advised by our team physician it is most logical I be in Houston the remainder of the season."

"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."

He has been saying some stupid stuff the last couple of days.

I love watching him play and used to root for him to be able to be productive in the nba, but i am getting tired of his victim mentality.


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he just added

"Royce White ‏@Highway_30 2m
Never said I'd be rejoining the @HoustonRockets... only that I'd be returning to Houston.

Again, thank you @rgvvipers for having me."

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You know what I think?

Royce needs to just go away.

He's setting a poor example for those athletes with mental disorder.

Keeping his mouth shut would do him more good than any comment.

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Very sad man. Society needs

Very sad man. Society needs to take mental illnesses more seriously.

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dude, my older brother has

dude, my older brother has been schizophrenic since i was a kid. he can hardly remember his name who he is and talks to people that arent there. THAT is a mental illness. royce white has a fear of flying, a phobia. whats SAD is that he cant overcome his fears and be a man.

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I agree

I agree but I don't think he know he is doing more harm then good for the community. how many average nba fans have a negative view on mental illness now because of him?

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To me the main thing is that

To me the main thing is that Royce White himself declared for the draft. HE was the one who decided he wants to be in the NBA, HE made the decision that HE can get over his mental health and play for a team. The NBA didn't force him to do it, but HE decided he could.
It's not about us taking mental ilnesses more seriously, it's actually about Royce White taking his mental ilness more seriously and thinking in advance. He basically fooled teams into believing he can play and now says he can't.

Of course also shame on the Houston psychiatrical staff who should've informed the GM that the condition was bad as f**k and that there was no reason to waste a first round pick on him.

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Couldn't of said it any

Couldn't of said it any better. While I feel for the guy, no one forced him to be in the NBA. It's almost hypocritical for him to accuse the NBA of not caring about his mental health. If he feels his situation is that dire, he should be focused soley on becoming healthy rather than playing ball. Anyone who even follows the sport would know about the travel accomodations and scheduling, so for him to act as if all that was a shock to him is beyond me. I'm sure he sat right in those pre-draft interviews and not only said he could, but had to convince GM's that he could deal with the current rigors of being a pro ball player. At this point he's just holding Houston hostage because he knows the media outcry it would bring if they cut him, all the while collecting a paycheck. I know mental illness is very real, and alot of this is no fault of his own. I just wish he would focus on getting himself right before anything, rather than ruining his repuation and a possibility to embark on a promising career down the line.

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Speaking as someone who was

Speaking as someone who was on the same campus as Royce White for some time, I would agree that him playing the "victim" on occasion is VERY accurate! While at Minnesota, I would see the entitlement on him from a mile away.... And actually talking to him, yea, he was a piece of work even then. Dealing with anxiety is one thing, but being a jerk and then blaming a serious condition is another. He super talented! Loved watching this man play ball and kept up with even after his departure. It's unfortunate that this is going on though and his attitude is making it worse....

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Let's see...he refuses to go

Let's see...he refuses to go play in the D league (in Houston, no traveling) and he wants to play in the NBA, but have the Rockets pay for a bus to take him everywhere (if he decides to play away games at all...maybe he wants the same amount of money for not playing away games). AND he wants to get paid and not practice. STFU, dude. You declared for the draft, nobody conscripted you to the NBA.

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Like I said months ago

He is a b!tch who is scared to die. He is unable to get over that fear and hides behind mental illness. I can show you mental issues and his is FEAR. Dude is sweet. Kind of sad cause he had mad potential but kid is soft.

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I feel sorry for the guy but

I feel sorry for the guy but when he starts &$#%#&@!ing about the Commissioner he's going to be in trouble and I can see the Rockets turning round later in the year and saying we are not picking up year 3 of his deal. It is worth nearly $1.8 million and that is the year that Asik and Lin yet their mega rises, so Houston will be watching the cap then.

We all think of Daryl Morey as one of the sharpest Front Office guys so I wonder was he fully aware of all the issues affecting Royce when he drafted him.

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I just wish Royce White keeps

I just wish Royce White would keep his comments between his team management, his psychiatrists, and the NBPA because the things he's been saying are making a lot of his supporters very sick of him. I understand White has mental health issues and a lot of concerns but he really doesn't need to tweet them or talk to a reporter every time he's unhappy with how things are going for him.

I have to imagine at this point that Royce White will need to succeed big in Houston before his rookie contract is out otherwise no one will want to deal with him.

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So many misinformed commenters..

No matter your feelings for Royce White as a person, you're doing exactly what he say's been trying to combat. You don't understand his illness and you're not trying to.

I agree that Royce has made some dumb statements and dumb decisions, but all of the things he has said about mental illness and jobs,(the NBA is a job) is correct.

I to have/had Generalized anxiety disorder, it's different in all cases and it can get better, it can even fully go away depending on the person and how they combat it, but I had to fight with my government employer for certain benefits to come with my disorder in the past. If your employer employs more than 50 people, you have certain rights when it comes to your illness, and they have to try their best to provide help or they can risk being sued.

Royce White has most definitely helped the mental health community, in statistics, more people have come to counseling and have been tested in this year than the first 4 months last year. Tons of people say it's because of Royce, they were sports fans and decided to get help. I had a session in November and a 60 year old woman was speaking of how Royce made her feel better about her condition, and how she should have spoken up to her employers in the past.

Yes my situation is an isolated one, but everyone on here is being dismissive and that's the worst thing you can do. You call people crazy, well maybe society is just a little sick.

He's definitely helped the cause, and I can speak on this situation because as of January 26, 2013, I am GAD free!

Learn people, educate yourself, don't be ignorant on a subject because it doesn't affect your life.

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Royce white is a straight up

Royce white is a straight up b*tch...
I don't feel bad for this idiot at all
Just shut the f*ck up, stop being a p*ssy and play bball
I totally saw something like this happening before the season started

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It's too late for his NBA

It's too late for his NBA career in my opinion now. No team, will be willing to put up with him after this season. He has burnt his bridge.

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Agreed. No different than

Agreed. No different than somebody who's hurt all the time. Whether it's a mental or medical issue is irrelevant, if you can't cut it, you can't cut it. It'd be foolish to give Andrew Bynum another contract just like it'd be foolish to give Royce White another contract.

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I get it. He has a illness.

I get it. He has a illness. However if you can't do what you're paid for, you won't be working for much longer. Unless you have an idiot boss. This is all happening in his first season, so I doubt anyone would be that stupid.

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Of course also shame on the

Of course also shame on the Houston psychiatrical staff who should've informed the GM that the condition was bad as f**k and that there was no reason to waste a first round pick on him.

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After reading the retweets

After reading the retweets on his twitter they really shocks me. He has a mental illness where stress multiples to the extent that his body will overexert itself to alarming levels. Anxiety is no joke. Ignorant individuals who are spurting out this nonsense are part of the problem. I can understand the confusion from the NBA but this doesn't mean that Royce has to "man up". It says a lot when a qualified physician is telling him to return to Houston in order to prepare for the next season.

Some of you should read back what you're saying towards another human being, I thought we were above name calling but it seems to me that the Internet is a hotbed for emotional abuse of others. Get a grip.

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I realize that Royce White

I realize that Royce White has a mental illness and it's absolutely necessary for him to deal with it in a healthy way.

My concern has been from the beginning is how Royce has been handling himself. White has been tweeting and talking to reporters constantly rather than speaking with his team's management and the NBPA. If I had a serious concern with my bosses then it would make more sense to talk to them (team's management) or someone who has the power to influence them (NBPA). It makes no sense to talk to reporters and to tweet about every way my bosses mess up. That's a great way to find yourself out of a job, like Royce White might be facing if he continues talking about things that should be kept in house in the media.

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It doesn't help that the

It doesn't help that the Rockets, the team that invested a pick in him, basically have the same opinion as malik-universal. It's sad that the nba doesn't take mental illness seriously. It's 2013 not 1980, the shut up, man up mentality should have been long dead by now.

That being said, Royce needs to stop tweeting his personal business. He's ruining any leverage he had. He's also fat as &$#%#&@! from sitting out too long.

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Save the excuses

I know about mental illness and I know the power of the mind. Royce is being a coward plain and simple. Forget what the sympathizers say. Mental illness runs in my fam. Dude is weak and a cry baby. Man up now before its too late. Stop hiding behind it and stop letting Fear run your life.

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someone who cant get their

someone who cant get their own personal sh*t under control after almost a full season of bball... and then has the nerve to go on twitter this whole time trying to get sympathy points is a b*tch.... he needs to stop acting like hes some god... its seriously annoying and I have no pity for him

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Royce White

How long before this becomes a made for tv movie? I'm guessing it won't have a happy ending... but it's now suposed to be about massages anyway.

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If White was that serious

If White was that serious about the NBA he wouldn't of got so fat during his time off, he will be done in the league in a couple of years and then he become the activist he so desperately wants to be. I know he has problems but plenty of people do aswell, just they don't complain about it constantly on twitter and make no effort to find a solution.

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