Originally posted on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 1/22/13
HBO's acclaimed Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel returns on Tuesday at 10 PM, and the main selling point of this month's edition is Bernard Goldberg's interview with Houston Rockets forward Royce White. This is White's first televised interview since he was suspended by the team due to his refusal to take part in practice or games until his demands related to his mental health condition are met. Goldberg's interview with White doesn't pull any punches, and the Emmy-award winner and New York Times best seller grills him about his condition and what he's asking for from the Rockets. After seeing an advance copy of the episode, White comes off as someone who is ready to move on from basketball if the Rockets aren't willing to accomodate him, and also as someone who seems insulated in his own world. No one from the Rockets was willing to be interviewed for the piece, so we only get White's side of the story. Despite that, you get a solid glimpse into White's mind and begin to understand

This article first appeared on Awful Announcing and was syndicated with permission.

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