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White returns, won't stay for 'hectic' postseason

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07:59 AM ET 03.28 | On the upside, Rockets rookie Royce White had perhaps his best D-League game when he returned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. [But White] quickly added that he does not plan to stick around for long. ... He returned on Tuesday, planning to play the season's final six regular-season games, all at home, but said after the game that he would not play in the D-League postseason because of its "hectic" schedule. "I'll be here until the end of the regular season," White told The Monitor after the game. "The playoff schedule and how hectic it is in the D-League probably ain't going be the best thing for me. Going to the playoffs, I want them to have a team that's going to stick together."

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March 28, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Just Go Away, Bro.

March 28, 2013  08:55 AM ET

As cruel as it sounds, dude should break an ankle or tear a ACL or something so he's shut out for a couple seasons. I feel sad for guys like Oden, Bynum, Rondo, Rose, Roy - careers end because of injuries, and this guy is making a joke of the NBA.
If you have fear of flying, you just cannot be on the NBA circuit, period! Just like you cannot play on the ATP tennis tour or the PGA golf tour. Traveling is a MUST.
I understand he has some mental issues, but please get help, and don't hold any team hostage because of your personal issues.

March 28, 2013  09:25 AM ET

I love the emphasis on the word 'hectic', lol. You wouldn't know Hectic if it bit you in the...

Come to my workplace I will give you Hectic.

March 28, 2013  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Just Go Away, Bro.

I endorse this proposal.

March 28, 2013  10:08 AM ET

its always about him. I understand what he is facing but why not just walk away from the sport. If you can't travel or deal with a hectic schedule make a change in your professional life.

March 28, 2013  11:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Just Go Away, Bro.

Co-sign! The guy isn't worth the headache. I read somewhere that he's into rapping, and making music. He might as well go off and pursue that and just retire from basketball.

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March 28, 2013  12:09 PM ET

this guy is just flat out lazy and looking to make his money without earning it. he is giving people with his condition a bad name. your job which you chose is to play basketball which involves travel and are getting way over paid for doing it. you knew this when you entered into the draft to play professional ball. you were happy and grateful when the rockets chose you even with your problem. funny how that all changed when you signed the contract that guaranteed you a million dollars. then all of sudden the rockets did not care about you even though they had set you up with the best help available in houston. no now it was all about your condition and you not the team paying you to help them win a championship. to bad the rockets are not allowed to pay you only for the games you play,something tells me your condition would have a miraculous improvement if that were the case. I also think you would show a dramatic improvement if the rockets were to release you and you could choose your own team to play for. I beat you would not have such a big problem if you could play for the heat or lakers. I hope the rockets sue your lazy **** for breach of contract and take you to court for years over it or as long as it takes for you not to get your way and play for somebody else. or better yet until you have spent your new found wealth on legal fees.

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March 28, 2013  02:15 PM ET

Yeah, I am going to let my boss know that I won't show up at work during the busiest few weeks of the year. I am sure he'll understand. It's, you know, a medical condition thingy.

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March 28, 2013  09:05 PM ET

It's too bad the N.B.A. can't fire players.

 
March 29, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

its always about him. I understand what he is facing but why not just walk away from the sport. If you can't travel or deal with a hectic schedule make a change in your professional life.

Agreed. He's always whining about how it's not good for him. The last I saw, nobody is FORCING him to play. If it's so bad, go get help and get on with your life instead of whining about it all the time. One of the posters here got it right though. He wants to use that as an excuse to be a lazy piece of crap. He wants the money but doesn't want to have to 'work' for it. He hasn't exactly lit the D-League on fire. He'll find out soon enough because I am guessing the Rockets will part ways with him at the end of the season. The goal of the season is to win a championship--in other words, the playoffs. Why have a guy on your team that decides when he wants to play and when the most important time of the year comes along, decides he doesn't want to play. This guy is nothing but a flim-flam artist. He makes me think of a Motley Cure song... "don't go away mad, just go away."

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