Former Rocket Royce White Is Literally the Worst (According to ESPN.com)
Before I get started, I can't tell you how good it feels to type the words "former Rocket" in front of Royce White's name. I know that the afternoon of July 5 will always be remembered more for Dwight Howard making his decision to come to Houston, but Daryl Morey managing to ship out Royce White was pretty good, too.
If July 5 were a fancy dinner, Dwight's decision was a Porterhouse steak, but the trade of Royce White was a nice bowl of truffled mac and cheese.
Okay, now that that's out of the way (and now that I've made myself freaking hungry), let's get to the latest news regarding Philadelphia 76er forward Royce White.
And it's not so much news as it is opinion.
Every year around this time, ESPN.com puts together its rankings of every NBA player, counting backwards from number 500 all the way up to LeBron James (a lock cinch for number one). On Monday, they started the countdown by releasing the names of players ranked 401 through 500.
The basis of the list, according to the article, is as follows:
This year, we asked our ESPN Forecast panel to predict the overall level of play for each player for the upcoming NBA season. This includes both the quality and the quantity of his expected contributions, combined in one overall rating.
So when it came time for ESPN.com's esteemed panel of NBA experts to forecast just how productive and effective all the human beings who are currently part of the vast ocean of NBA players would be, including dozens who literally will not make a roster out of camp, they determined that the rock-bottom, worst player in all of the league is.....