Royce White calls out Durant, Thunder on Twitter
MAY 02, 2013 3:01p ET
Well, since then he's been drafted by the Houston Rockets, suspended by the Houston Rockets, estranged from the Houston Rockets, sent to the D-league, gone AWOL from the D-league, refused to play in the D-league, played in the D-league and then packed it in until next season.
Well, White on Wednesday was watching the Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of their first-round NBA playoff series, and he decided to send a tweet in the direction of Kevin Durant.
Y'all are looking SHAAAKYY BAAABYY," White wrote (@KDTrey5 is Durant's Twitter handle).
-- Durant has not responded. It has been nine days since he posted anything on Twitter,so this is not a feud in any sense.
That did not stop the Twitter populace -- not exactly overflowing with Royce White fans anyway -- from skewering White for criticizing Durant from his couch.
White has a strange and not entirely healthy relationship with Twitter. It is the method
he has used to spread good vibes to the mental health community -- he suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which is the main reason he hasn't yet played in an NBA game -- but also to rip the Rockets for the way they have managed him and his disorder.
He tends to go on these day-long Twitter binges, which always play out in three stages:
1) White tweets something that makes fans mad.
2) Fans attack White's work ethic and toughness.
3) White uses attacks to cast self as martyr.
And then, Thursday, a moment of self-awareness.
"I'm sure @KDTrey5 doesn't care what the anxiety ridden, overweight, d-leaguer has to say," White said. "It was funny to me though, + true."
Relax ppl, I can't hold a candle stick to @kdtrey5 on the court. He's a deadly player, But... they're still looking SHAAAKYY BAAABYY! Lol— Royce White (@Highway_30) May 2, 2013
Game 6 is Friday in Houston. White won't be playing.