Originally written on Crossover Chronicles  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Well, after everything Royce White has declared, Tweeted and accused the NBA and the Houston Rockets off, at least White knows what he "doesn't"  want regarding his basketball future. It's not the D-League.  And now it’s not Europe too. During another week of tit-for-tat between White and the NBA in which the Rockets’ yet-to-play rookie made a resounding statement saying he would not accept Houston’s decision to send him to the D-League, there were a lot of questions floating around wondering where White would go next. Would he stick it out with the Rockets in hopes of finally playing in Houston this season? Would he venture abroad and play in Europe? Or would he simply walk away from the game to become a national spokesman for mental health issues? In many ways he already has.  Two of those questions are still up in the air. White cleared the air about the other today. “I'm NOT planning on pursuing European B-ball, I will play for the @HoustonRockets when this current situation is resolved. Hopefully #2K13”, White Tweeted on Thursday. There is a pretty good chance the feeling is mutual about the White-Europe decision. There's no doubt that some teams overseas would be interest in White’s ability, but it likely wouldn’t be as heavy as some would think. Yes, the ability to travel by bus to away games in some counties would surely cure White’s fear of flying problem, but if he thinks the NBA’s policy on mental health issues has loopholes, then Europe is light years behind. To put it lightly: White would be crazy to venture overseas to play -- if it came to that. Couple that with the stress some players face adapting to a new culture, environment, battling being homesick and even the lack of simple communication and comfort of home and playing overseas really isn’t for everyone. It's just not.  In White’s case, it’s best to hold on to hope that this whole drama between White, the Rockets and the NBA can be peacefully resolved this season.  Perhaps some NBA policies can he tweaked. Perhaps White will place a self-imposed gag order on himself and let the Rockets and NBA determine how to best resolve the lingering issue with White’s mental health stability. Or maybe -- just maybe -- White will actually realize accepting some playing time down in the D-League wouldn’t be that bad and could actually pave a smoother road to where he’s trying to get if he would just gives an inch: the NBA. [follow]
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
1 Comment:
  • This nutball needs to get his head right.
    I could tell he was a problem way back in high school and good that he didn't play for the Gophers.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

MLB could move Orioles’ home games to another city

Kyle Lowry isn't exactly endorsing coach Dwayne Casey

J.R. Smith suspended two games for hitting Jae Crowder

Duke takes over as the No. 1 recruiting class

Kevin Love not expected to be available next series

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Titans have reportedly been 'all over' Marcus Mariota

Report: Browns talked with Redskins about trading up

Doc Rivers tore into Clippers in film room after blowout loss

Josh Hamilton officially traded back to Rangers

Report: Landing Adrian Peterson too costly for Cardinals

Report: Antonio Brown joins Steelers voluntary work outs

WATCH: Paul Pierce bangs glass at Capitals-Islanders Game 7

Jon Jones turns himself into police, facing felony charge

Report: Brady was at stadium day of White House visit

Arkansas has leather belt to commemorate Texas Bowl win

John Angelos, Orioles got it right with Freddie Gray protest

Belichick's girlfriend fine with coach checking out Teigen

V. Stiviano posts birthday message to 'BFF' Donald Sterling

Mark Cuban and the inevitable playoff peril of the Mavs

Wizards made Raptors look bad while remaking themselves

Previewing Game 7 showdown between Islanders and Capitals

WATCH: Rick Carlisle tapes mouth shut so he can't rip refs

NFL Draft 2015: Ranking the quarterbacks

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Jon Jones turns himself into police, facing felony charge

MLB could move Orioles’ home games

Duke takes over as the No. 1 recruiting class

Titans have been 'all over' Mariota?

Doc Rivers tore into Clippers after loss

Worst picks ever by every NFL franchise

Report: Cowboys not in on Peterson

NFL Draft 2015: Ranking the QBs

Top 10 storylines for the 2015 NFL Draft

Paul Pierce trolls Raptors fans

Yes, ESPN2 is airing video games

Darko Milicic is enjoying life

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.