Royce White at it again....refuses to play in the D-league due to "unsafe atmosphere"

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 12-30-2012, 03:02 PM         #1
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Royce White at it again....refuses to play in the D-league due to "unsafe atmosphere"
 

 
The Rockets a.ssigned Royce White to their D-League for the second time this season on Saturday. Less than 24 hours later, the rookie forward has refused to report to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers for the second time.

“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,” White said in a statement released on Sunday and obtained by the Houston Chronicle.

The Rockets and White, the No. 16 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, have been engaged in a months-long dispute over the treatment of his anxiety disorder. White has yet to appear in a game this season and has not traveled with the team for weeks. Training camp opened with the player and team attempting to fashion what the rookie forward called a “good faith deal” to help manage his transition to the NBA, as his anxiety disorder makes it difficult for him to fly on airplanes. Shortly after the Rockets previously attempted to a.ssign White to the Vipers in November, the 2012 first-round pick stopped showing up to practices and games and repeatedly expressed frustration with the team’s handling of his generalized anxiety disorder on his Twitter account.

White’s latest statement a.sserts that the Rockets are not “adhering to medical sensibility” in their treatment of him and implies that the Rockets’ handling of him isn’t being undertaken with his best medical interests in mind.

In hindsight of the recent tragedies in this country, that had mental illness variables, you would think it would encourage people to act more proactively in that arena. You would think that decision makers who are not well informed about mental health, would take the consultation and recommendation of those who are. You would think we would start to do everything possible to not let the tragic consequences befall us first, before we ask the logical question, “why?”, “who knew?” “how could we have helped?. Why not take a proactive approach of “who knows?” “how can we listen?”, “how can we support now?”

I do wish to play, but I only intend to do so with the collaboration and recommendation of trained professionals. The purpose of a doctor’s confirmation is to ensure that health decisions are made in the sole interest of health and not conflicted with business. My only hope is that decision makers involved realize that doctors are the only logical source to decide action.


There is an admitted lack of knowledge on behalf of the Rockets and the NBA, it becomes transparent as they choose to forego the knowledge of trained professionals and make independent decisions for something as complex as mental health without consulting any doctors. The Rockets have told me in recent conversations that it is their right to decline even their own doctors’ recommendations. The concept of not listening to medical consultants in medical situations is alarming. It is also alarming that a player is susceptible to fines for simply adhering to the recommendation of doctors.

White continues by saying that it would be “fundamentally incorrect” to say that the Rockets have supported him and that their representation of the situation has been “extremely misleading” and “totally inaccurate.”

This statement repeats a number of claims made in November, when he publicly questioned the team’s commitment to the terms of a deal that made accommodations for his travel needs, but is a bit stronger in tone.

Hailed for his honesty in coming forward to disclose his anxiety issues in a video documentary, White second-guessed that approach in a statement, via ClutchFans.net.

“In hindsight, perhaps it was not a good idea to be open and honest about my anxiety disorder, due to the current situations at hand that involve the nature of actions from the Houston Rockets. As a rookie, I want to settle into a team and make progress; but since preseason the Rockets have been inconsistent with their agreement to proactively create a healthy and successful relationship. At this point the Rockets are aware of my position and the reason for my absence. Any other response is inaccurate. This is important to me. It is a health issue. I must advocate for my rights. It is a player-commodity league. The failure to meet my requests for support will end with me being unhealthy and that is not a consequence that I am willing to accept to play any sport.”


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 White rejects D-League a.ssignment, calls Rockets’ officials*‘unqualified’ | The Point Forward - SI.com

73 comments for "Royce White at it again....refuses to play in the D-league due to "unsafe atmosphere""

 12-30-2012, 03:03 PM         #2
Everest  OP
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cut him...
 12-30-2012, 03:04 PM         #3
luker1920  OP
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hes right,


i know people will be tired of this , but its the truth.
 5 years ago '10        #4
kawgre12 14 heat pts14
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Just get rid of the dude...he isnt worth all this trouble
 5 years ago '05        #5
FalconBuddha 16 heat pts16
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Dude needs to man up and do his job. Im sorry but how is it that hes ok with playing during the college season, yet cant play in the NBA because of the same disorder?

Personally, Id fine him everyday he doesnt show up
 5 years ago '05        #6
Dun Language 3970 heat pts3970
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hes right tho...they aren't doctors they cant make that call
 5 years ago '12        #7
RATCHET 
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No wonder this dude slipped so far.

He is a fu*king head case.
 5 years ago '04        #8
nitetrain8601 22 heat pts22
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id honestlt take his a.ss to court get doctors who he didnt pick out or work for the rockets and see what thwy say. hes literally collecting a paycheck for staying at home and probably smoking weed.
 5 years ago '04        #9
1nonly 15 heat pts15
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No joke, i hope he gets the help he needs.
 5 years ago '05        #10
ChickzNKickz 100 heat pts100
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Every ball player with anxiety disorder can say goodbye to their hopes of getting drafted..

Thanks Royce...
 12-30-2012, 03:24 PM         #11
luker1920  OP
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His situation is the same that people with Anxiety Disorders deal with when they need to get a job


if they tell the employer they have it , they will get treated like a crazy person


This is something serious.
 5 years ago '06        #12
Stupid Fresh 183 heat pts183
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hes done.

i hope that book hes writing does well so he can still support his child. no need for the child to suffer.
 5 years ago '11        #13
royman04 18 heat pts18
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Sick of this guy


 5 years ago '09        #14
TriniSoldier 64 heat pts64
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I saw him on twitter the other day crying about hip hop or some sh*t, then all of a sudden started talking about suicide. Dude's a headcase, waste of talent and a pick. Feels so entitled because of his condition, he doesn't work to cope or get rid of it he just embraces it to make it worse so people can be up his a.ss even further at his every whim. Hope this f*ggot ends up broke.
 12-30-2012, 04:10 PM         #15
Walt Thizzney  OP
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Lol how dude gonna get pssdt any trash talk... Kg prob make this n*gga k!ll himself
 5 years ago '12        #16
CrapShoota 21 heat pts21
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He's pulling the biggest scam I've ever seen done in the NBA.
 5 years ago '12        #17
DoMieD 5 heat pts
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 CrapShoota said:
He's pulling the biggest scam I've ever seen done in the NBA.
This. It's absolutely BRILLIANT.
 5 years ago '12        #18
Kastanova 91 heat pts91
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Rocket fans I'm sorry y'all gotta put up with this.

But fu*k 07Media

He's a f*ggot.
 5 years ago '05        #19
Afnorth123 10 heat pts10
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 pandadays said:
yeah, me too. I'm bored of hearing him whine but what he's saying is the truth. Rockets organization needs to man up and support their players.

Royce is full of sh*t. Rockets gave him alot of special treatment, alll they are asking for is for him to play in the d-league. Which shouldnt be a big deal for him. he wanted to take buses to games, well the d-league buses everywhere, he wants playing time? plenty in the d-league. he's not doing anything to help himself btw, all he does is say No im not going to the d-league i want Minutes in the real games not the d-league my condition says so. fu*k him, if your condition is so serious retire, he has no reason not to go do the d-league
 5 years ago '12        #20
CrapShoota 21 heat pts21
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 Hokis said:
This. It's absolutely BRILLIANT.
This kid show up to Las Vegas and play several games, Without all of these mental health protocols in place..



Summer league ended July 22. Signed his NBA contract July 26.

2012 1,645,440
2013 1,719,480 -

Now he is connecting himself to the tragedies around the country in order to get more attention.

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