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Controversy!NBA

Royce White Goes After Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski On Twitter


Royce White is at it again, and he’s found a new way to play victim: going after the media.

White was already battling his anxiety disorder, his team, and the fans, so why not add the media to the list? Not just any member of the media, too, but Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski, one of the most respected members of the media and someone who wrote a very fair article a week ago calling for White to reevaluate his actions now before they cost him his opportunity to play in the NBA.

Rather than take heed in Wojnarowski’s advice and perhaps behaving a bit more maturely, White has gone after the sportswriter in the most immature of ways: by flaming him on Twitter. According to The Big Lead, White tweeted at Wojnarowski upwards of 28 times in one hour this morning, although most/all of those tweets seem to have been deleted at this time. So, you know, totally the behavior of someone in control right now.

Judging by this message that did not get deleted, the ones that are no longer on White’s feed are probably very special:

I’ve already written about this, but I still stand where I did a week ago, which is in the same camp as Wojnarowski, and not just because he’s one of the most respected NBA writers working today.

Royce White has done exactly nothing to warrant anyone other than his family and friends to stand up for him, yet he behaves like he’s a hero and deserves further attention from the Rockets even though he’s not showing up for practices or games; you know, the most basic means of fulfilling his contract with them. The sooner he separates his personal life from his professional life, the better. Maybe then he’ll realize how lucky he is to be in a position where his multi-million dollar job is bending over backwards to accommodate his personal problems, something that won’t happen if he ends up playing in Europe or pursues another career outside of basketball.

Newsflash, Royce: I know this is hard for you to fathom as someone who has been recruited heavily and had his ass kissed over and over for his basketball skills as a child, teen, and young adult, but out here in the real world, no one gives a damn about you. Start appreciating the people that do now before it’s too late.

[Big Lead Sports]



  • Ryan

    Just look at his profile picture on twitter. You can see the fear in the mans eyes! To many microphones! Seriously though Royce white is a bum.

  • joe

    agree this guy is self centered. he acts like he’s the only one with anxiety disorder, instead of realizing how lucky he is to be in the nba earning millions he plays victim to his anxiety. get over it, man up, for you, your family, your team.

  • Isaiah

    Royce White needs to get his head out of his ass right now. Yes he has a terrible anxiety disorder but is just taking complete advantage of it. Rockets have done nothing but give this guy everything he wants but White returns the favor by missing games and practices IN HOUSTON. White is an adult now. It’s time he acts like one.

  • Mike

    Right, because this is exactly what you should do, Joe. Add more fire to the flames. I really hate how you’ve played this down to “personal problems.” Real example journalism. IT’S A FUCKING GAD, DUDE.

  • Bob

    Royce White is a loser

  • http://www.facebook.com/zia.paul Zia Paul

    Did you also agree to the fact that he said that Royce knew he wasn’t good and was wasting everyone’s time because of it. I think that is where Royce had the problem.

  • Nate

    I feel for the guy because of his anxiety disorder but come on white its time to put on the big boy pants and get ur ass to work you are a complete waste of talent at this point in time

  • Anonymous

    I’m not discounting that he has anxiety disorder, nor that it’s very real and difficult to manage. I lived with someone with bipolar disorder for over a year, and while it’s not the same thing, I feel safe assuming that aspects of it are very similar, particularly how difficult it is to control, how easily it’s triggered, and how debilitating it is when activated.

    But at this point, this goes beyond White’s anxiety disorder. This involves his professional life. And once it involves his professional life, the disorder has to be reduced to an obstacle in his personal life. The Rockets are already conflating the issue by being so supportive, which, you know, good for them for being great about it, but all they’ve done is enabled White to blame more things on his disorder. I think if you asked ANY good psychologist/psychiatrist/whatever is appropriate here, they would tell you the best thing for anyone suffering from a disorder like this is to avoid triggers and to be held accountable so they don’t scapegoat their irrational behavior with “Oh, it’s not me, it’s my disorder.” That eliminates personal responsibility and let’s things get out of control, which is exactly what’s happening now.

    I’m no doctor, obviously, but I’ve been physically and verbally attacked by someone who scapegoated their behavior by blaming it on their disorder enough that I think I have a little bit of applicable personal experience to give my opinion weight.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t read Woj’s piece that way. It sounded more like he was saying Royce hasn’t done anything in the NBA to prove he’s worth the hassle, which he hasn’t. He may be a bust for all we know. Houston might be bending over backwards for the next Kwame Brown or the next LeBron. No clue till he plays some games, which he won’t do because I think he knows this as much as anyone. If the dude can’t play, Houston will cut their losses ASAP.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marvin.lawrence.7 Marvin Lawrence

    You lost me when you said Woj was a respected journalist….yeah he breaks some bball stories but dude is a hack.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mc.grady.100 Mathieu Chimei

    how much is Royce White getting paid to sit on Twitter and be a prima donna? Is he getting paid?


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