If you saw all the joy and positive things he brought to the University and community the past two years and then turn your back on him while he struggles mightily at the next stage in his life, then yes, you have some bad character.
WOW, some people are taking this way too seriously. turning backs, judging character? No matter what I do, it's isn't going to do anything for Royce. And I'm pretty sure, based on his past actions, he doesn't really give a **** what I or anyone else thinks.
My take on this has evolved to where I don’t think he wants to play basketball at all. He was able to travel and play at ISU without even missing a practice as far as we know so it is not like he cannot play or travel. He is guaranteed his $3.4M for two years if he is cut. To not pay him the Rockets need to show he didn’t meet the contract terms. Royce can hide behind his disorder to avoid the contract termination issues. Looks to me like he is simply out to steal the money and than go do what he wants, be that his music or some other endeavor. The Rockets hosed themselves by getting into this in the first place and will end up paying the extortion money (after the lawsuits).
If there are any tells to one's character here it is the tells that are showing to Royce's character. No one is turning their back on Royce for his time at ISU, or what he did for the school, or how he was then a credit/role model to the anxiety/mental illness cause when he was here. In fact, the way he was at ISU is what makes this whole thing now so perplexing.
Many on here did still support him even during the early stages of his time in the NBA. We all were hoping he would get things worked out with the Rockets and start playing ball. But he hasn't done that. It appears he is making very little effort to resolve his situation with the team.
Granted, the NBA is much different than college ball, but still......it seems the demands Royce is making on the Rockets go to an extreme. Demands that he was not even close to making in college.......yet he managed to give a pretty stellar performance at ISU. He is on social media constantly criticizing his employer.....the only team in the first 15 of the NBA that had a pick that were willing to take a shot on him......thanks in no small part to the efforts of his college coach, and the relationship that coach had the Rocket's coach.
What Royce is doing is not advancing his cause at all. In fact, his actions are validating the very people that would not take a chance on him because of his anxiety and mental illness.
This last bit, with his "statement" was the last straw for me. When he stupidly attempted to somehow link his anxiety/mental illness with the Sandy Hook attack that saw over 20 innocent children murdered......that was just too much. That was despicable to me, and I think to many others. At that point......yes.......Royce lost my support.
You can choose to still support him even after something like that if you like. I won't.
It's very apparent that RW is mentally unprepared for the professional sports business. That doesn't make him a bad person. It just is what it is.
Any arena like major professional sports, where millions and billions of dollars are on the line for most of the major participants, will very much be a cut throat business. It's produce or go home, on all levels.
Not a great fit for someone with severe anxiety issues.
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