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Royce White is a certified d-bag


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The crux of White's demand to the Rockets is that he needs his own personal doctor to decide whether he's in the right mental frame of mind to play a game or attend practice. That seems reasonable — until you consider what would happen if all 400-plus players in the NBA made the same request (for both mental and physical ailments). It would reinvent the power dynamic, effectively allowing players to dictate when they were healthy enough to participate.

But White doesn't see it like that.

Except that he does.

"My request was to have an addendum to my contract," he begins. "Now, would that set a precedent? That's not really my thing. I asked for something to be put into my contract. Not something for all players to use."

But then he continues talking. And this is where it becomes difficult to see how White and the Rockets will ever find real common ground, even if he eventually ends up on their roster.

"But if you want to talk about it through that lens, every player should have their own doctor. The reality is that American businesses are built on the idea of cutting overhead. And how do we cut overhead?" White points to the door that leads from the patio to the main restaurant. "Why do restaurants put exit signs over every exit? I bet if Cheesecake Factory didn't have to do that, they wouldn't. Because it would cost less to do nothing. They have to be forced to do that. So if a team or a business can save money by making things less safe, they're going to do that. They don't care. It's a conflict of interest to have the team doctor paid by the team. What we need is a doctor who can look at a situation and say, 'Listen, I know the team wants you to do this, and I know their doctor is saying you should do this. But as a non-biased doctor with no interest in how you perform athletically, I recommend differently.' Right now, you have players pushing themselves back in three weeks who have three-month injuries."


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I ask him if he understands why NBA owners might be reluctant to give players that level of input into when they're ready to play basketball, particularly for a disease that's invisible (and arguably subjective).

"I'm always going to run into problems with people who think business is more important than human welfare," he replies.


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I ask how he felt when the Real Sports reporter (Bernie Goldberg, who is also a correspondent for Fox's The O'Reilly Factor) referred to him as either courageous or "insufferable." White's initial response was confusion. His real response was unflinching.

"I think it's a very true statement. At the end of the day, we all stand on one side of a line, and it's always going to be opposed by somebody else," he says. And then he really goes to the rack. "I don't like to compare myself to other great people.8 But I'm sure Gandhi was insufferable to some people. Martin Luther King was insufferable. JFK was certainly insufferable. Galileo was insufferable. It's always tough to tolerate people who say the things that other people don't want to say."

this article does him no favors.

his whole life seems paralysis by analysis.

just shut up and play basketball.

he's gonna be shocked when all his pontificating gets him blackballed and then no one will put a microphone in his face anymore.

frick royce white.

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Lester Earl
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It's all about the reaction





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slim thug
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never gonna get old, lester

ride it til the wheels fall off






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See what I mean





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slim thug
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your wit





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So this guy is a moron and a douche? Makes sense.





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He sounds like a well educated, crazy, eccentric. I could see him leading a cult.





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shuke33
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Or stand up





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DownSouthCrawfish
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this is one interesting and crazy dude.





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slim thug
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he compares himself to ghandi and jfk at the end of the article

he may have some legit views

but he is way too zealous and is trying to change way too big of a system

what he fails to realize is that his stature as a bball player is what gives him this platform

if he doesnt tone it down and play ball, he'll just be another community activist we ignore







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Hester Carries
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frick royce white


You probably have a mental illness, if I learned anything from that article






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hendersonshands
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He thinks of himself as a new age activist. He honestly thinks what he's doing is synonymous with the civil rights movement.





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slim thug
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exactly





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You probably have a mental illness, if I learned anything from that article


If you admit you have a mental illness, you have a mental illness.

If you deny you have a mental illness, you have a mental illness about not having a mental illness.

It's kind of like Inception, you know, a mental illness inside a mental illness... except Royce White is Leonardo Dicaprio and we're all living in The Matrix.






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slim thug
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he reminds me of that aggravating philosophy major who thinks too highly of himself and his intellect





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he reminds me of that aggravating philosophy major who thinks too highly of himself and his intellect


Exactly. I hate people like him. But my hatred is probably some kind of mental illness, so the jokes on me.






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Hester Carries
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Klosterman nailed it when he compared him to a 9th grader who just did a paper and now won't shut up





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hendersonshands
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Good comparison. He thinks he's way smarter than he really is.





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saintsfan22
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He's going about it all wrong but saying team docs don't necessarily have the players best interest at heart is true.





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slim thug
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reality is gonna frick him in his mouth when he's blackballed out the league and all of a sudden no journalists are calling to solicit his views on society





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