I feel bad for the dude. If something as simple as going on a plane affects him that much, so much where it can ruin a career at something he's amazing at, and p--- off his employers, and make them probably regret drafting him, then I wouldn't want to be that dude.
He's probably trying his best. He's not a joke, and he's not a **** or anything like that. He has a real disorder, and at this point, it's possibly ruining his life.
The scrutiny and speculation, and how it seems so much is on his shoulders cannot help his anxiety...
The part that I find a joke is that he thinks the entire organization should bend over backward for him, while he can't even be bothered to attend camp.
If he can't make professional commitments, he shouldn't be a professional. I'm sympathetic to his mental condition. I'm also sympathetic to people who have a fear of heights. That doesn't mean I'd support those people being a steel worker on a skyscraper construction job.
If the kid had gone into the situation with the Rockets trying his best, while asking for some accommodations, I'd feel better about him. To avoid camp, and to start making demands while using language drawn up by his agent / lawyer tells me that the kid isn't ready for the NBA.
Roy, you of all people should know this is a lawyer talking. The kid has a real issue, and he has always had this issue, and all he (and his agent/lawyer) are doing is trying to maximize his chances of actually getting paid, by laying down their case early.
Honestly, I bet White had very little to do with it, my guess is he is basically under orders from his agent and lawyer that he should not report until they agree to make the accomodations they are required to make for him.
If he actually waited until an issue occured before doing this, he would be in a more difficult position, because it is his burden to tell Houston that they need to make the accomodations, and if he doesn't request it, then he could be fined if say, he missed a team flight because of his anxiety disorder.