Everyone has critics, some more than others.
What often matters most is not the severity of said criticism or even that it happened, but how one reacts to it.
Houston Rockets rookie forward Royce White took offense at some perceived criticism from a recent Adrian Wojnarowski column on Yahoo! Sports.
Wojnarowski, who has been writing about sports for probably as long as White has been alive, originally published his column on Friday, November 16th.
In his column, he suggests that White may be at risk of losing his career in the NBA, and therefore losing his platform for advancing mental health awareness, should he continue to remain at odds with the Rockets.
Perhaps a lot of what he wrote was, in fact, speculative, and it may strictly be his opinion, but he has a right to express his thoughts and opinions. It did not seem as though he were opposing White.
Wojnarowski did seem to call in to question White’s decision making. And, at times, his tone comes off as accusatory:
“As White turns this organization into his betrayers, turns himself into a martyr of injustice, he should be preparing himself for the end of his NBA career.”
White goes on to accuse Wojnarowski’s writing of being “baseless and not factual…”