Royce White (@Highway_30) Is Saying Weird Things On Twitter Again
"A lot of talk... 'Cut Royce', 'Trade Royce', only a few players with my skill set in the WHOLE league... everybody knows it. #RedNation" -- Royce White, 6/30/13 on Twitter
And just like that, Royce White sucked me back in.
I was made aware of this tweet by my former intern up at the radio station, Andrew Stewart. He texted it to me, and honestly I had forgotten that I stopped following Royce White. That's kind of how my Twitter relationship has been with ol' @Highway_30 -- when he's saying things that are pissing everybody off (Twitter nirvana), I follow him, but eventually the barrage of retweets and the thinly veiled attention issues wear on me. So I unfollow.
And then I get trolled back in. And then a few weeks later, I unfollow. And on and on. My following of Royce White has evolved into something in between a Twitter booty call and a 90210-style, on-again, off-again Twitter relationship.
Right now, Royce's ridiculous narcissism, his open bragging about this elite level that's buried under a 50-pound tectonic plate of blubber on his torso, has me trolled back in. I'm following again.
As the Rockets are preparing for the biggest week in the recent history of the franchise, clearing out cap space to make a run at center Dwight Howard, floating trade proposals for key cogs in last season's playoff team like Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin, and flying a contingent numbering nearly a dozen people (current players, former players, coaches, executives) to Los Angeles to pitch Howard on Houston, White sits at his computer insinuating that he is too valuable for the team to trade him, because there aren't many players in the league that could do what he does.
All due respect, I'm fairly certain every player in the league could pack on an extra few dozen pounds, sit around in a robe all day, and give interviews to HBO and Dr. Phil.
A part of processing my return to the Royce White Twitter train has always been analyzing the spew, the barrage of tweets and retweets in which Royce brags about his basketball skills ilke he's a ten-time All Star and casually wishes each of his haters to #BeWell. This latest machine gun Twit-spray had a few beauties: