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White allowed to take the bus [Rockets.com]

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by NL Rocket, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. NL Rocket

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    http://www.nba.com/rockets/video/royce-white-10232012

    White tells the reporters that the NBA won't stand in his way to take alternative transportation. He's going to try to make every game but thinks opening night and next night at the Hawks is going to be tough because of the time he has to be at shootaround. He feels especially as a rookie he should be there in time. Sounds like he's happy and he has a good attitude about it.
    Doesn't disclose too much about the van itself :)
     
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    This is completely unacceptable.
     
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    Somebody photoshop Royce's mug in a window:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hire Mr T to be his driver!
     
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    Yeah it's INCREDIBLY stupid that he's going to "try" to make every game. Da fawk is that...

    Somebody sign me up for a job where I can "try" to make it to every work day.
     
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    Agreed. Get that he has issues and I'm all for accommodation, but c'mon, who the hell does this kid think he is?

    He's a rookie. If he ever wants to see an NBA floor he better start making some sacrifices, maybe push that comfort zone every once in awhile. I understand anxiety. Trust me, I've dealt with it my entire life. But you can't let it control you.
     
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    Actually after listening to the interview, it came across more as: "I wont be using the bus during the opening road trip b/c it'll be cutting it too close with the shoot around."

    I interpreted that as he's going to be flying during that trip.
     
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    I don't think that him missing shootaround is what he meant. He will try to use van when he can. When he can't, he still plans to fly. It would be tough to make shootaround if he drove, so he will fly.

    That is how I took his comments.
     
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    If you have the same set of skills that Royce White has, you could try playing for the NBA where they will allow for stipulations like this.
     
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    Told you. Stern is never going to waste his golden opportunity to open the mental healthy community market to the NBA.
     
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    help me understand what you mean.
     
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    White misses shootaround.
    Mchale: he is out of shape and doesn't know the system yet. Will take time.
     
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    Extent, type and severity of anxiety varies greatly from case to case. To say you understand what he has is ignorant, just because you have anxiety.
     
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    I thought he was only going to take the bus for select games where the travel distance is relatively short. He's going to travel by bus all the way to Atlanta, and he thinks that makes it easier for him?

    I'm not liking this agreement the Rockets have struck. This better be a temporary thing, because in the long run I don't think he can have an effective NBA career as a part-time player getting special accommodations from the team.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    I agree.
     
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    Come on MAN! take some knock out drops like BA and go to work. You can't be afraid if you're sleep. This is ridiculous and he's not good enough for us to put up with it. Some more evidence that boy genius (Morey) is not fit for his role.
     
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    And that's why you should actually listen to the interview before forming an opinion: he never said he's gonna "try" to make it to the games...
     

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