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Old 11-17-2012, 01:40 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Let me start by saying he wasn't worth the risk and knew of the concerns before hand so they have no one to blame but themselves for being in this situation. With that being said,they should try to make it work and I believe its possible,by starting slowly and working their way up. I'm not a fan of special treatment because it leads to players becoming but spoiled but RW is dealing with a health issue so an excuse can be made. A decent compromise to begin(if it hasn't been suggested),is to play him only during home games. He can practice with the team for those and attend to additional treatment and meetings to deal with his anxiety during the Rockets road games. Hopefully sooner than later he can overcome is problems,in the meanwhile Houston could evaluate his on court production vs off court baggage and properly analyze the situation.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:42 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Royce White is prepared to consider walking away from the NBA.

White plans on meeting with Houston Rockets' general manager Daryl Morey to discuss his ongoing situation.

The Rockets will continue to fine White for every day he remains away from the team or does not attend sessions with a therapist.

White and the Rockets have been in a dispute about how they are helping him with his anxiety disorder.
Royce White Prepared To Consider Stepping Away From NBA - RealGM Wiretap
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:47 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The Rockets will continue to fine White for every day he remains away from the team or does not attend sessions with a therapist.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:53 PM   #24 (permalink)
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he claims he is seeing and speaking to a therapist and that he has had no unexcused absences.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:15 PM   #25 (permalink)
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White traces personal battles with anxiety to a basketball practice when he was 10 years old. One day during wind sprints, he witnessed his best friend collapse and begin drooling from the mouth. He rode in the ambulance as paramedics rushed his friend to the hospital to save him from a cardiac abnormality. White fears conditioning runs to this day. He was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder in 2008. White continues to wake up 3 or 4 times a night.
Why didnt he choose another profession then? hm
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:21 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Why didnt he choose another profession then? hm
the NBA is an opportunity not a profession. You never let something like this slip by.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:08 PM   #27 (permalink)
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the NBA is an opportunity not a profession. You never let something like this slip by.
being a professional basketball player is a profession, are u kidding me? lol. opportunity, he got drafted, guaranteed pay, its a profession my friend
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:52 AM   #28 (permalink)
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being a professional basketball player is a profession, are u kidding me? lol. opportunity, he got drafted, guaranteed pay, its a profession my friend
a lot of people may consider it some sort of paying job, but i disagree. it's not something you build your life on. players get lucky for alot of things: height, exposure, talent and injury free careers, but it's only a opportunity to a big pay check.

we have discuss on all different fields on what considers an nba player's career to a profession or not, but all this comes down to your original comment:

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Why didnt he choose another profession then? hm
why would you even turn down a guaranteed 6 figured contract?
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:58 AM   #29 (permalink)
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why would you even turn down a guaranteed 6 figured contract?
For your health I suppose? thats what hes been saying lol
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:41 AM   #30 (permalink)
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For your health I suppose? thats what hes been saying lol
its his dream job, and the fact is there are millions of americans living with some form of mental disorder and its not right to segregate them. they should be allowed to give their dream a try. he's got the talent, the determination and skill...there are a few road bumps but theres nothing wrong with him trying to enter the league, he succeeded in college and this is a disorder that he can overcome with time and support.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:00 AM   #31 (permalink)
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This is all he said, he said. We don't really know what's going on. He has to talk to them or they have to send someone to him; that's the only way it's going to get worked out.

That said there's a limit on what they can do for him. He has to get over the flying issue or else he literally can't perform his job, ever. The fines are completely reasonable and if it continues long enough they should try to void his contract. Remember guys, the Rockets drafted him, they have no motive to not help him or accuse him of something he didn't do. They want him to succeed so I have a hard time believing this issue isn't mostly on White to work towards fixing.

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Old 12-30-2012, 10:22 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Royce White was sent to the Houston Rockets' D-League affiliate on Saturday, but he released a statement Sunday refusing to accept the assignment.

White also made it clear once again that he is not pleased with the Rockets' support and management of his medical disorder.

"The information that the Houston Rockets have publicly presented about this situation has been extremely misleading and a lot of times totally inaccurate," White said in a statement. "An image of support has been presented by the Rockets, but the only logical support here would be listening to the recommendation of the medical professionals involved. That has not totally happened here. I have chosen to not play, because the doctors and I believe it to be unsafe for unqualified Rockets front office personnel to make medical decisions, as they are not mental health professionals.”

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Old 12-30-2012, 11:09 PM   #33 (permalink)
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16th pick in the Draft, can't play NBA ball. Houston would stink bad without Harden.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:33 AM   #34 (permalink)
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i'd do klieza for white.
royce can be inactive all year trying to better himself in hopes that he can join the team next season. it should save cash and maybe generate a traded player exception by shorting the bench one LK whose minutes and DNPs are all over the place at the moment. even if we had to throw them some money, i'd still do it. it doesn't seem like he has a future in houston.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:04 AM   #35 (permalink)
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i don't see him having a future anywhere in the NBA, and i would certainly not be cool with giving up a serviceable player for him. dude has too many mental health issues and he has a professionalism issue on top of that. the rockets fucked up by drafting him, and we shouldn't have to fuck up thinking that there's work arounds to his issues.
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If White sees himself as a mental health advocate paving the path for the future he sure seems to be making a mess of it. Good luck to any future NBA draftees with mental health issues.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:46 PM   #37 (permalink)
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i don't see him having a future anywhere in the NBA, and i would certainly not be cool with giving up a serviceable player for him. dude has too many mental health issues and he has a professionalism issue on top of that. the rockets fucked up by drafting him, and we shouldn't have to fuck up thinking that there's work arounds to his issues.
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I wouldn't touch this kid with a 10-ft pole.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:11 PM   #38 (permalink)
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And it continues....
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HANG TIME, Texas — While he has never stepped once onto the court in an official game during an ongoing dispute with the Rockets, rookie Royce White now says there is a good chance his NBA career is already over. He blames the league for the lack of protocol on mental health issues, which include his generalized anxiety disorder.
“I think that the chances are very high,” White told Justin Termine and former NBA player Mateen Cleaves in an interview on Sirius/XM radio. “I say that just like I said before the draft that the chances were very high that I didn’t even get drafted. Because business in America, as we all know, is about one thing and that’s convenience and efficiency. Often times what the efficient thing to do is not the healthiest thing to do, right? It wouldn’t shock me if we couldn’t be logical and say a protocol is needed because it’ll be the hard thing to do. If that’s the case then so be it. I stand on what I say and I refuse to put myself in a hazardous situation to play a sport.”
White has said in the past that the Rockets, who selected him with the No. 16 pick in the draft, have been inconsistent with their support, untruthful in handling his situation and are not following the recommendations of the doctors he’s consulted in making a plan for him to join the team.
White said playing for another NBA team is not a solution, because there is no league-wide protocol for mental health issues.
“I don’t see that going to another team would help anything because no matter what team I go to a protocol is still going to need to be put in place,” he said. “It’s a league thing. The reality is that it is not Houston’s fault.
“I don’t really think going to another team is something that would be better. And it’s not something that I want to do. I want to play for Houston.”
White has been apart from teammates since the second week of the regular season. He underwent individual workouts at Toyota Center last week when the Rockets were on the road. The club then tried to assign him to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League, as the second part of a plan to return. But White released a statement the following day saying he would not accept the D-League assignment.
The Rockets will not comment on their internal dealings with White.

White says chances high he won't play in the NBA - link

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Old 01-05-2013, 10:41 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I read a few articles about this guy, he basically wants medical staff to be able to decide about a player dealing with mental issues instead of the GM.
The rockets tried what they could but this twat also refused to play in D-league to keep game shape.
Imo if you can't perform what you're paid for you should be let go and seek a job that suits your needs. No discrimination, but if I'm daltonic I'd not go working in a M&Ms factory and then ask them to make them black and white only.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:46 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I missed two years of school because of anxiety, it really is hell trying to live with it guys. That being said I don't think he's tryin as hard a he can to get better.
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