Originally written November 17, 2012 on NBA Injury News:
Royce White has enviable talent.  He was the type of player that should have gone even higher than his 16th overall selection in the NBA draft this past year.  However, his anxiety disorder held him back.  The Houston Rockets took a chance on him, and they tried to build a plan around his disorder, but so far it hasn't worked.  Now, White may walk away from the NBA altogether if he forced to choose between the game and what he knows is best for him.  But he still has options.ESPN's Colleen Dominguez interviewed White and talked to him about the disorder, the NBA, and his plans for the future.  White plans to meet with the team to discuss his future, but he has made the fact that his health is the most important thing to him very clear. I'm not PLANNING to quit, but if its between my HEALTH and BASKETBALL, health takes precedence. You should never choose ANYTHING over it.— Royce White (@Highway_30) November 16, 2012The Rockets have said they will fine White for each day he is not with the team and unexcused from practice.  However, they have also said they will continue to support him and help him with his condition. If White cannot handle the flying involved with playing in the NBA, the Harlem Globetrotters have offered a solution: Play for them.  The Globetrotters have reached out to White and wished him the best, but they also offered him a chance to play on a professional team that does not need to fly while playing in the U.S.  The Globetrotters travel by luxury bus throughout the United States.  White simply wouldn't be able to travel with them when they go overseas.Of course, most people would rather see White in the NBA.  White would surely rather play in the NBA.  Whether that happens or not is up to him and the Rockets. Follow @hoopsinjurynews!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.nbainjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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