I don’t know the guy, and haven’t really ever followed him, but the more I read about him, the more he comes off like a self-entitled jerk.
Junior year of high school, suspended for first 2 games (don’t know why, but a suspension is never good).
Junior year of high school, well after the suspension White was later dismissed from the team (again don’t know why, but never a good thing)
Freshman year of college, accused of taking $100 worth of clothes and assaulting a security guard at a mall (though he claims the assault was actually self defense). Plead guilty to theft and disorderly conduct.
Freshman year of college, charged with 3 counts of trespassing regarding a stolen laptop. White then quits the team and leaves school shortly after the charges citing “stress.” Posted a video on youtube telling everybody this, instead of telling his coach or the school (who had not heard anything from White).
NBA rookie season, signs a contract with the Houston Rockets, but then refuses to report to camp until alternative arrangements are worked out. (Isn’t a contract supposed to address those things? You sign the contract agreeing to certain terms, but then still want to hold out?).
NBA rookie season, has yet to play a game, and is already missing practices and games. While maybe you can argue the team is spinning it making him look bad, what about his teammates? As Marcus Morris said. “None of us have seen Royce. He didn’t come to the game and missed three or four practices. … I text him all the time, make sure he’s doing fine, but he hasn’t texted back.”
NBA rookie season, after Rockets say he’s been missing practices games and was sent to the D League, White goes on a Twitter rant, blasting the team and blaming others, and seemingly taking no responsibility.
Anything else I’m missing?
Ok, I get he has anxiety issues, and that can be a major illness, but some of this stuff just seems pathetic to me. What part of the anxiety issue is causing him to miss practices during a home stand? I don’t know the guy, never really followed him, and only know the few things I’ve read, but he’s definitely coming off like a self entitled jerk to me. Part of me kind of hopes he never plays in the NBA.