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Former Cyclone and first-round draft pick Royce White suffers from an anxiety disorder and has not played with Houston Rockets this season. Instead, he spent time with its D-League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. But even though White is not with the Rockets for the playoffs, that didn't stop him from taking a few jabs at the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant.
After the Rockets staved off elimination for a second straight game with Wednesday's 107-100 win in Game 5, White tweeted his confidence at the Thunder and Durant: "And... that's why you play the games. That @okcthunder team just looked shook. They're looking shaky baby."
White followed with another tweet to Durant. "@KDTrey5... Y'all are looking SHAAAKYY BAAABYY."
Should a guy with an anxiety disorder--someone who himself might be perceived as "shaky"--much less someone who's not even on the playoff roster be trash talking like this or is it just a part of the game of getting into the other team's players' heads?
Note to Clonehead, White with more than a few 'izzzsues':
An idea for you, Royce........shut your Pie-hole.
'Texan by birth, Hawkeye by the Grace of God'
When Royce White has accomplished as much in the NBA as Kevin Durant, then he will have some credibility.
Hey, Royce White......shut your piehole, going forward. You don't even play in the league, clown.
OKC Thunder are on their way to the top of the NBA.
Thanks to Kevin Durant.
(Now watch the Cornholer lurkers come out, lol)
This post was edited by Skyhawk52 11 months ago
"Who's he? I haven't seen him on the bench. He hasn't played against us, so I'm not worried about guys that's not even in our series. Ain't that the guy that can't, that's afraid to fly? I wish him the best. If I see him next year, I'll let him know who we are."
Asked if comments such as White's raise his ire, Durant brushed them off.
"I don't get fired up off stuff," Durant said. "I get fired up just playing this game, enjoying the game. Like I said, I wish him the best. I wish he could have played and really felt this intensity for a playoff game, but I guess watching on TV is better."
The joke is on the Rockets. How does the decision to draft White even happen?
Wasnt he gonna sue the Rockets at one point this year?
I believe someone there is close with Hoiberg, at least I thought I saw that on the video about his draft. He is uber talented but what's in his head is not the only thing wrong with him. Yeah, I feel awful for him and his anxiety disorder, but at some point you have to be able to get over that in order to work. He's in his 20's now, I think its time he stopped acting like a child. But this is a kid who's gotten everything handed to him and tried throwing it away on multiple occasions.
When this first started I thought it was hilarious. I liked watching him play but it was funny to me that a guy would throw away his chance at the NBA and take shots at the ONLY team that even wanted to give him a chance. Now? Now its just sad. This kid has no idea what he's wasting and 15 years from now you can be there'll be a Royce White book out about how he turned his life around and wishes someone helped him earlier. I wish the guy would just wake up and open his eyes. Not that easy, but I highly doubt nobody is willing to help him if he was also willing to help himself.
"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
What do you mean? The media dorks at the DSM Register and others seem to
think the Roycie was the second coming of Magic, Bird or both.
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