Royce White's Reaction to DeRozan & Love | Real Sports w/ Bryant Gumbel | HBO


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  • Can't Beat The BAY!

    When Royce was drafted DeMar and Love were still super young and had MAJOR upside in their youth. Had they outed themselves as having a mental illness -- they may have never gotten treated or looked at the same way. They certainly would have gotten paid less as well. Sadly, they waited until their careers were lavish enough that they could speak out without any repercussions. Mental health has ALWAYS beens a problem in sports and the world in general. The NBA not doing a damn thing about it is just sad.

  • Jaye Gee
    Jaye Gee Month ago

    Prime example of people that don't understand someone's situation until it happens to them. I respect his views. He is talented with a disability. Work around it. Millions of dollars are spent on athlete's and yet when they have mental situations or traumatic injuries they are left to fend for themselves. Or....when they take a knee..and actually think for themselves. They are athlete's not slaves or Robots. And yes...sometimes they have brains. To speak up for themselves. Even if it's for a political cause, mental health or physical health. YOU wish you could be them for a day

  • Andrew G
    Andrew G Month ago

    His mental condition isn’t GAD, that’s easily treatable, his real condition is *hypochondria*...

  • Andrew G
    Andrew G Month ago +2

    When I was 33, and my dad got diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, I had my first panic attack. I was eventually diagnosed with GAD, just like this guy. Took trying a few medications but eventually I found one that worked.
    This guy says in the full interview that the Rockets “were risking his life”. Total fabrication. You cannot die from a panic attack. You can’t. Now you feel like you can’t breath, but you’re actually breathing too fast. There are easy steps to learn to quickly end them when they start. Those work.
    Royce White’s identity is all tied up in his condition, which is easily treatable. He compares his trials to Jesus Christ, who didn’t crucify himself unlike Royce.
    This guy disgusts me. Just a typical hypochondriac. Even if you swap his injury for a knee problem, no team would give someone this much leeway to get better with no hope of a resolution. There’s nothing wrong with the Rockets cutting their losses.

    • Andrew G
      Andrew G 5 days ago

      Yeah you don’t have to live with it but medication does have its downsides. I ended up on Prozac and it really dulls your emotions in general. My grandad died about 2 months before my dad and I felt literally nothing at all about it which is disturbing. Now I did get emotional when my dad died but I was holding his hand, so that’s understandable.
      But it really was just the stress of that situation that was pushing me over the edge into full on panic attacks where you feel at first like you’re having heart problems, but you’re really just hyperventilating and so subsequent episodes are bad but not as scary with that knowledge. Really kinda opened my eyes to how I deal with things. I thought I was being rational about my dad’s illness, but I guess I was just suppressing it or something.
      My doctor wanted me to see a therapist and I would have if the issues had continued. Worrying is pretty common honestly, it’s the physical effects of it that are not. I wouldn’t concern yourself with it unless it gets worse. Good luck

    • Nick Ramirez
      Nick Ramirez 5 days ago

      Andrew G good to hear bro I’ve been dealing with some bad bad anxiety lately and I haven’t taken medicine to deal with it on my own I’m sure it’ll pass

    • Andrew G
      Andrew G 5 days ago +1

      No after my dad died I went off of it and I haven’t had another one

    • Nick Ramirez
      Nick Ramirez 5 days ago

      You take the same medication till this day? Or did it end up fading away

    • kevin McKevy
      kevin McKevy Month ago +1

      Andrew G yeah, I feel you. It's like he'd rather people feel bad for him than to work to better his situation.

  • P Fortune
    P Fortune Month ago +2

    Just once I'd love to see this guy take part of the blame.

  • kevin McKevy
    kevin McKevy Month ago +6

    I don't think the mental health awareness initiative is served by White insulting DeRozan. I imagine the real disparity is that Love and DeRozan are established allstars, whereas White fizzled in the League. In an ideal world, folks would have a level platform to discuss issues they deem worthy, but- to no one's surprise- this isn't an ideal world. I think the fact that a conversation has begun about an issue that literally affects everyone (either directly or by proxy) is a big step in the right direction. Bickering over who ought to receive the most attention and praise for the discussion (which White seems to be doing) is inconsequential and ultimately counterproductive.

  • iloveyoumadhuri
    iloveyoumadhuri Month ago +5

    Royce White has no respect from me. There are so many jobs that he has to take planes in and he is unqualified for almost all of them.

  • Zain Rizvi
    Zain Rizvi Month ago +7

    This dude is moving in the wrong direction. Instead of actually tackling the issue this guy wants to get tangled up in the minutiae and make it all about him.

  • revominds
    revominds Month ago +10

    To be fair he wasn't considered a head case. You just cant realistically play in the NBA if you cant be on a plane.

  • Masshole
    Masshole Month ago +6

    I bet DeRozen was really depressed when he LeBron got his ass swept.

  • Jason Schultz
    Jason Schultz Month ago