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Postby nameant on Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:16 am

Just sedate him before they fly.
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Postby Thenextgreat on Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:50 am

Yea sedate him like they use to Mr. T on the Ateam. :man10:

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Re: Rockets rookie Royce White wants to travel by bus

Postby GinoDB on Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:44 pm

show him a video that shows how dangerous buses can be , but then again that could prevent him from going anywhere.

anyway if he doesn't get over it, he wont last in the league . sucks for him but there is no way around it, unless of course he was a Kobe or Lebron level player then he can ride around in a gold bus with diamonds on the rims paid for by the team.
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Postby davriver290 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:23 pm

Ummmmm, this guy expects to be catered to by the Rockets? Dude you're a rookie... You wanted to join the NBA and you knew the extensive traveling and flying that it entails. You have an anxiety problem and I'm sorry, but perhaps this isn't the career for you?

Can someone help fill me in more. Where is he? I don't see him on the Rockets roster anymore.
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Postby Weezy on Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:56 pm

Merged your Royce White thread with the existing one dav.

I agree his demands are ridiculous, I have an anxiety disorder myself and I don't expect people to cater to me. Also if you can't fly or have extreme anxiety the NBA probably isn't going to work out for you.
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Re: Rockets rookie Royce White wants to travel by bus

Postby Nashty Gal on Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:55 pm

aaw, man. I seriously feel for the guy, I have anxiety/panic disorder too. I've been dealing with it for 4 years, its up and down. I'm afraid its something that will always be there. Its hard to go to work for me most of the time, so i completely understand.

Obviously, the rockets didn't understand this disorder. I hope they get him some help. Acupuncture really helped calm it down for me. I notice when I'm not consistent, like it mentions, with my meals and getting rest it comes and its like opening a can of worms :man5:

its always comforting to know that others go through this too, i appreciate those here who shared theirs
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Re: Rockets rookie Royce White wants to travel by bus

Postby karacha on Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:43 pm

Interesting. Obviously, I don't have this problem, so I can't exactly understand how he feels...

I would always pick flying over driving, it's not even close. I don't like to drive for hours, it's not comfortable, my back hurts... and it's dangerous with all the people driving around us.

Flying, on the other hand, is fast and easy. Low risk - high reward.

But again... I don't have anxiety disorder, so who am I to judge? How does one feel if they do have this disorder, yet they end up on the plane, somehow? Can they just take something to... sleep or something? I'm just clueless about this. I understand logic doesn't have anything to do with this, because flying is totally safe. Well, compared to driving on a highway, at least.
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Re: Rockets rookie Royce White wants to travel by bus

Postby Balance&Options24 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:54 pm


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Henry Abbott on why Royce White isn't with the Rockets.Tags: NBA, Rockets, Royce White, Daryl Morey, Henry Abbott

Houston Rockets rookie Royce White says he is prepared to walk away from the NBA.


Speaking in an interview with ESPN's Colleen Dominguez, White said he was going to meet with general manager Daryl Morey on Monday to discuss his situation with the team.






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The Rockets have said they intend to fine White for every day he remains away from the team or does not attend sessions with a therapist arranged by the team. The Houston Chronicle has reported the Rockets have no plans to trade or release White.


On the situation with White, a Rockets spokesperson said the team stands by its previous statement, "We are committed to his long term success and we will continue to support him now and going forward."


White, the 16th pick in June's draft, has remained absent from the team in a dispute over how the Rockets are helping him confront his anxiety disorder.


White, who has yet to play in a game, did not attend Monday's game against Miami, Tuesday's practice or Wednesday's game against New Orleans. He said on his Twitter account that the Rockets have been "inconsistent" in helping him.


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Re: Rockets rookie Royce White wants to travel by bus

Postby Nashty Gal on Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:05 pm

karacha wrote:
But again... I don't have anxiety disorder, so who am I to judge? How does one feel if they do have this disorder, yet they end up on the plane, somehow? Can they just take something to... sleep or something? I'm just clueless about this. I understand logic doesn't have anything to do with this, because flying is totally safe. Well, compared to driving on a highway, at least.


I don't like taking any meds, especially anything that will put me to sleep. but if he's down to be sedated for every flight I guess it could work.. i dunno

when my anxiety was mild I got brave and took a trip to Europe. of course, I got nervous as soon as i purchased my tickets. when we took off, my heart was beating out of my chest, i got dizzy, cotton mouth, felt like my throat was closing, and i thought i was going to pass out. I couldn't do anything but sit there and deal. eventually, like all the attacks, it subsides. you just feel exhausted after and some of the sensations linger on. I guess you can tough it out for a trip.

poor guy wants to quit. That's awful. I really hope he gets it under control, its hard
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Re: Rockets rookie Royce White wants to travel by bus

Postby karacha on Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:12 pm

Well, yeah... you can certainly tough it our for a trip here and there, especially if you're going somewhere for a nice vacation. It's not great, but you'll survive. But he would have to deal with this all the time. Ouch.

This is interesting to me, because I fly fairly often and I really like it. I can watch a movie or two, read a book, listen to music etc. If someone asks me whether I'd like to fly for, say, 2 hours or drive for 12+? No contest.

And if you want to go overseas, it's plane or... what? A boat? I think I would hate that long boat trip. :man10:

So, since this fear is irrational, right -- why do some people have it, while others absolutely love to fly? What triggers this, especially if the person in question has never flew before?
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Re: Rockets rookie Royce White wants to travel by bus

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:55 pm

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Re: Rockets rookie Royce White wants to travel by bus

Postby Jazzygirl205 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:36 pm

I can sympathize with him personally. I hope they don't make a mockery of this and joke about it because stuff like this is serious. I wish society was more embracing of people's health issues no matter f they're mental or physical. Make them feel good so you can help them through it. I hope they do just that, and let him have a successful NBA career.
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Postby Frank Dux on Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:29 pm

This is tough to watch because i've gone through the same thing. I really hope this kid gets it together and doesn't blow this unbelievable chance. He's SUCH a talented player, and I would love to see what he brings to the NBA.
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Re: Rockets rookie Royce White wants to travel by bus

Postby Phil XI on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:29 am

White has tons of game as a point forward. Do it Mitch.

A few road games in Staples plus 41 home ones. At least 6 more easy limo rides to Oakland, Sacto and Phoenix. That's 50 gms right there. Knock him out for the long flight east and limo him between sites. Skip back-to-back road games and go on to the next one in advance. Could get 70 games probably.
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Postby 432J on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:32 am

Phil XI wrote:White has tons of game as a point forward. Do it Mitch.

A few road games in Staples plus 41 home ones. At least 6 more easy limo rides to Oakland, Sacto and Phoenix. That's 50 gms right there. Knock him out for the long flight east and limo him between sites. Skip back-to-back road games and go on to the next one in advance. Could get 70 games probably.

i'd love to see white on the lakers. given that he has off court issues but i think those could be fixed
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Re: Rockets rookie Royce White wants to travel by bus

Postby Pig Miller on Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:44 am

Phil XI wrote:White has tons of game as a point forward. Do it Mitch.

A few road games in Staples plus 41 home ones. At least 6 more easy limo rides to Oakland, Sacto and Phoenix. That's 50 gms right there. Knock him out for the long flight east and limo him between sites. Skip back-to-back road games and go on to the next one in advance. Could get 70 games probably.


i like your thinking.

problem is when the playoffs come around. thinking possible opponents in the 2nd and 3rd round. OKC, SA, Memphis. Assuming 1 day in between games, he'd be hard pressed to be prepared after spending a day or more on a bus ride from any of those destinations. could be that we play a Minnesota in the first round too.

GSW, Sac, and Pho aren't likely to make the playoffs.

i'd just tell him that he needs to pick up his paychecks in each of the visiting locations. everybody's got a price.
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Re: Rockets rookie Royce White wants to travel by bus

Postby strikemode14 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:47 am

Pig Miller wrote:
Phil XI wrote:White has tons of game as a point forward. Do it Mitch.

A few road games in Staples plus 41 home ones. At least 6 more easy limo rides to Oakland, Sacto and Phoenix. That's 50 gms right there. Knock him out for the long flight east and limo him between sites. Skip back-to-back road games and go on to the next one in advance. Could get 70 games probably.


i like your thinking.

problem is when the playoffs come around. thinking possible opponents in the 2nd and 3rd round. OKC, SA, Memphis. Assuming 1 day in between games, he'd be hard pressed to be prepared after spending a day or more on a bus ride from any of those destinations. could be that we play a Minnesota in the first round too.

GSW, Sac, and Pho aren't likely to make the playoffs.

i'd just tell him that he needs to pick up his paychecks in each of the visiting locations. everybody's got a price.



He could still play some of those games...he could play games 1 and 2...he probably miss game 3..play game 4...then he may miss game 5 but play in game 6 and if it goes 7 miss that game...So in a 7 game series he could play 4 games without him being too worn out.

I agree with your last statement. I can't believe he will just say screw millions of dollars because of this.
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Postby hoopschick03 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:27 pm

He needs to put his head down and deal...if for any reason than to just collect the pay from this contract. If you have some money in your wallet, there's a lot more help out there for mental illness and anxiety disorders. He may need to sacrifice his short term peace of mind for his long term stability. He's got a whole lifetime ahead to deal with this, and he needs to think long and hard before he does something he can't walk back. There are millions of people dealing with anxiety, many of them are undiagnosed simply because they don't have the resources available to them. He can at least manage his while he secures his financial future.
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Re: Rockets rookie Royce White wants to travel by bus

Postby davriver290 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:40 pm

well despite there being a deal, there not being a deal, whatever the case may be.... He's a rookie, he expects a lot and is not realizing this is a professional and competitive league.. Lots of money is involved and he either needs to seriously get with the program or quit the NBA and continue on with your college career if you haven't finished or do something else. The NBA is not going to cater to you, you're future is already in jeopardy for taking this crap to twitter....

Again I sympathize with his condition. I know its real. But he's either gotta find a way to get over this anxiety, or leave the NBA. Simple as that.
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Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:39 am

Leave the NBA... he'll probably get alot of rookie hazing if he continues anyway
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Re: Rockets rookie Royce White wants to travel by bus

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:09 pm

Anxiety disorder is real and can manifest itself in some really unhealthy ways. If he's got that diagnosis and the Rockets knew it I'm not sure why they are complaining. My daughter deals with this on a daily basis and it's debilitating at times. The problem is that anxiety comes from what those without the disorder would call irrational things or situations but to the person afflicted it's real and there is no convincing them otherwise.... to try and do so only elevates the anxiety. In some situations it can result in Psychosis and hospitalization. Nothing to be taken lightly....
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Re: Rockets rookie Royce White wants to travel by bus

Postby JSM on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:11 pm

Randy Peterson of USA Today wrote:Royce White is ready to play in the NBA, probably for the Philadelphia 76ers, once the trade from Houston becomes official.

But making 100 plane flights during a season?

"Hell no," the former Iowa State basketball star said after playing for the Walnut Creek YMCA Wednesday night in the YMCA Capital City League at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School.

"One hundred flights would be like if you're allergic to peanut butter – it'd be like spreading your whole body with it."

He doesn't know how the 76ers will deal with his well-publicized anxiety disorder, but his mental health awareness crusade will continue.

He wants to play basketball – but only if it's within the confines of what his anxiety attacks will allow. Will he play?

Stay tuned.

"Anything can happen between now and (the season)," White said. "It's every intention of mine to play.

"I don't know what Philly's intentions are. I'm just going to go there, work hard and try to earn my place."

White played only 15 games last season for the NBA Developmental League Rio Grande Vipers after being a first-round draft choice in 2012.

He didn't play for the Rockets, as neither side could agree how the team – and the NBA --- would deal with the anxiety attacks that started when he was a teenager.

"If the trade goes through, I'm excited," White said after a 32-point, 7-rebound, 7-assist night during a 121-114 loss against a team sponsored by Coke. "It's a blessing to play on any NBA team. I just hope I can continue to work with the NBA and the players' union and whatever team I'm on to help create more mental health awareness.

"It's a tough dynamic to deal with. It's complex, but I'm glad everyone is talking about it."

There are doctor issues to be determined, and then there's his well-known fear of flying that has to be dealt with.

"One (former) player disclosed to me that a year after he was out of the league, that he had to check himself into a mental ward because he was having such bad insomnia from the sleeping pills he needed to take to fly," White said.

The Rockets provided White a bus last season, but he doesn't know what the situation will be with Philadelphia.

"There have been no discussions with Philadelphia," White said. "We're not able to do that until the trade becomes official."

He said that he was in good enough shape to play for the Rockets late last season, after playing a month in the D-League.

"The Rockets just didn't elect to bring me up, because they felt the chemistry they built up in my absence was good," White said. "That was probably true. They did well in the playoffs."

The trade coincided with Houston's acquisition of Dwight Howard.

"Philadelphia (fans) already have shown me support," White said.

Fans showed him support Wednesday, too. White arrived late, but the fans didn't mind. Their mission was to see the guy who led Iowa State to the NCAA Tournament two seasons ago.

They saw him make four of his 13 3-point attempts. He drew a rise from the crowd after making three free throws in a row – and then he returned the gesture with a wide smile.

He signed autographs after a 20-minute interview session with reporters.

"I just wanted to get a chance to come back and see the people in Iowa," White said. "They mean a lot to me. I played pretty bad. It took me a while to kick it in gear. It was my first time in an organized game in a couple months."

When asked what kind of agreements must be worked out to ensure that he plays in his first NBA game next season, White returned to mental health advocate. He didn't cite specifics, because the two sides have not spoken formally.

"A lot of the things that we were suggesting, (the NBA) had never done before," White said, speaking about having a personal physician and special travel arrangements.

"The NBA didn't know if they wanted to allow the Rockets to pay for a bus, because it could be a salary cap infringement.

"When they try to get somebody like Dwight Howard -- they could give him a house to say that helps his mental health."

So until he talks to the 76ers, he'll continue working on his jump shot. He'll continue advocating until his cause is seriously recognized in Washington, he said.

"We need a mass appreciation for the illness," he said. "I believe in shedding light where there's darkness."
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Re: Rockets rookie Royce White wants to travel by bus

Postby therealdeal on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:19 pm

I'm sorry, but you don't belong in the league man. I can appreciate your health awareness, but how do you expect to play for a team when you can't go on the road trips with them? How do you expect to be part of the organization? The roster?

It just doesn't make any sense.
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Re: Rockets rookie Royce White wants to travel by bus

Postby JSM on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:27 pm

^ Thinking the same thing. And his response as to flying was "hell no." I get why he feels that way, but not exactly the most PC way to comfort your new fan base. Only options are letting him only play home games (not fair to rest of team), send him on a bus (can only play games in near vicinity), or send him to D-League (waste of roster spot and cap space).

Simply doesn't belong in the NBA.
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Re: Rockets rookie Royce White wants to travel by bus

Postby Frank Dux on Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:09 am

This guy is something else. At first I supported him because he brought awareness to a mental illness. But he's an incompetent, me first, crybaby.

I understand what it's like to go through anxiety, i've dealt with it for my entire life. It's no excuse to demand everything, make everything about you, knock up every girl around, and create drama. He's just an awful guy who happens to have anxiety. He just doesn't belong in the league. in fact, I can't wait 'til this bum is out of the league. He makes a mockery of the anxiety disorder.
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