Reports: Royce White traded to 76ers

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: July 6, 2013 - 8:53 AM

A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press the Philadelphia 76ers have acquired the rights to Houston Rockets forward Royce White.

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ericgus55Jul. 6, 1310:45 AM

Wasted talent due to a sense of entitlement, and the folks to blame are the kid himself and those who coddled him along the way. If someone suffers from anxiety disorder and a fear of flying, maybe the high-stress, frequent travel of a job in the NBA isn't a good fit. As for all of his criticism of his team, I figure an employee should show that he's worth the trouble before publicly criticizing his employer. He'll be gone soon and will be a cautionary tale to the next kid who thinks he's entitled to something before he actually has earned it.

timandtiaJul. 6, 1310:53 AM

The Rockets got the better deal on this. White will never play in the NBA!

Reily DefanbauchJul. 6, 1311:14 AM

Wayne Gretsky played with the same diagnosis as Royce White

t_stevensJul. 6, 1312:32 PM

No entitlement attitude here. As most people do, the previous posters arrogantly confuse mental illness with entitlement. What Royce is entitled to, and never received from the Rockets is help for his sickness. Royce is not done. I predict he flourishes with the Sixers.

schmackdogJul. 6, 13 1:57 PM

When will the 76ers remove their lips from MN's nuts? Williams, Mbakwe, now White.......don't they know Minnesotans can't play basketball?

applejeffJul. 6, 13 7:03 PM

t_stevens, good point on the entitlement. However, it's not that he didn't receive help, it's that he didn't accept the help they offered him. As for Gretsky, I don't know if the disorder was the same or not, but a friend of mine, a pilot for Northwest at the time, befriended him on a flight and helped him with his fear of flying. I'm sure it didn't solve the problem completely, but it helped and they remained friends from that point on.

ksb667Jul. 7, 13 5:00 PM

The 76ers just want his expiring contract for salary cap relief. He will never play for them.

gjacobJul. 8, 1312:34 PM

You'd think that being traded for a bag of balls would wake him up...probably not, this kid is a headcase.

moron100Jul. 8, 13 3:18 PM

Why does his employer have to help him? why doesnt he help himself first and then work. If he didnt disclose this condition then its his problem not his employers. I never heard he had this issue when he was or tried to go to college. He is the issue and he needs to deal with it and nobody else.

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