Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 7/12/13
The Philadelphia 76ers may have another problem. They just got rid of center Andrew Bynum, who didn't play a single game with the team last season due to injury. Royce White didn't play at all last season in Houston either. But the Rockets will send him packing to Philly, once the trade becomes official. That is if they can even get him on a airplane. White suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which kept him from playing with the Rockets. Is he ready to make 100 fights during an NBA season yet? "Hell no," White told the Des Moines Register. "One hundred flights would be like if youre allergic to peanut butter itd be like spreading your whole body with it. White was the 16th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Rockets. After learning about his fear of flying, the Rockets allowed him to travel by bus to games within driving distance. But he never stepped on the court for the team. He began playing for the franchise's D-League team, the Rio Grande Vipers, in February,. However, he continued to have issues participating in road games. He played in just 15 games for the Vipers. But White still wants to play in the NBA. Its every intention of mine to play," he said. "I dont know what Phillys intentions are. Im just going to go there, work hard and try to earn my place. "Its a blessing to play on any NBA team. I just hope I can continue to work with the NBA and the players' union and whatever team Im on to help create more mental health awareness." If he does land with the Sixers soon, hopefully they can get him to finally take off.
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