Found October 28, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
Many around NBA circles are probably wondering what caused the Houston Rockets to jettison Royce White away to Philadelphia, after taking a first round risk on the mercurial forward with the 16th pick in the 2012 draft. The Rockets who were more than patient with White and his mental health issues, probably decided enough was enough after White allegedly exploded on a high ranking Rockets official. According to TMZ, cursed out a Rockets top attorney days before he was suspended around mid-season. In the report, Rockets officials were diligently trying to work out the terms that would allow White to comfortable travel and play with the team. At that time, White was refusing to travel or play with the Rockets because of his anxiety issues. We’re told the team had been trying to work out an arrangement with White — to cater to his health situation — but Royce refused to travel or play with the team, citing his anxiety disorder. But after talks went nowhere, and White screamed at team honchos, the Rockets’ General Manager Daryl Morey fired off an email letting White know they were sick of his crap. “What is completely unacceptable to our franchise is your inexcusable cursing and calling our people liars, incompetent and worse,” Morey wrote. He added, “We expect that you will treat our people with respect, even if you disagree with our positions, and we also expect that you accept some responsibility for your actions, as the doctors want you to.” The letter concludes, “While the tone of this letter is not as pleasant as we have tried to be, you must realize your language and actions are to blame. We still will do every reasonable accommodation because we want this to work. We just need you to want to make this work, too.” White was traded to the 76ers in July, and subsequently cut a few days ago.

Report: Royce White Cursed Out Rockets Executive During 2012 Tantrum

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Report: Royce White cussed out Houston Rockets official

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