White may never have an nba career but also houston might be handling the situation the wrong way. Maybe since this is pro sports and a business there is no other way.
The way Houston wants to fix the situation is to have a therapist cure his condition. This way he can fly regularly, practice with the team, and not have the team also worry if he will arrive at games on time.
White on the other hand, does not want the cure or at least not the way houston wants to fix it. He seems like he is getting upset that his condition is not being respected or something. But White should know , if he does not ultimately want to deal or fix his issue, he won't have an nba future. You just can't ride the bus , miss practice, come to the game 1/2 hour before it starts .
Maybe if Houston gives him some time on the court, white will return the favor and fly more? maybe with the roar of the nba crowed, he might never want to miss a flight again.
White nowadays never stops whining and putting on a victim hat. Even without the condition quite a bit of rookies never see a minute in their first year.
Bottom line is i'm glad we don't have to deal with this. I don't want this kid on the celtics team. Likely will be a waste of immense talent. Could of been a lebron james lite eventually
From the way your post reads, you sound like this is analogous to him suffering from the flu.
That's a poor way to process this situation.
nope its not like a flu. I can't understand the seriousness of his disorder but i'm sure it is. Houston has a goal to be a winning team again and took a risk on a guy with major upside. They are scratching their head probably as to why he is being so uncooperative right now. Even at college , i read he didn't miss practice and played almost every game of the year. So that means he did fly
The only difference now is that , he has to fly even more and he is not playing tons of min like he is used to. Maybe its too much or too long of a fly than he can handle, maybe he is ticked off all that bus riding and not getting one minute of playing time on the court, or quite possibly it is riding the bus for 10 hours, feeling groggy , missing practices and not earning playing time.
Houston does not and will not give white special privilege to miss practices or come late, be unfamiliar with the system and just play him for real games. They will give him special privilege for him to have his own bus and travel , but he has to come on time to everything like everyone else.
So i understand why Houston is fining him and why they rather try hard to have a top therapist try to get him over his fear. But the only thing i can picture is the pro therapist asking him certain question and white getting upset and storming out of the room. Again i can't understand his condition but if its like part of your job is to high rise window clean yet you are scared of heights, then i can understand the panic. Like a fire fighter deathly scared of heights, you probably shouldn't be a fire fighter then.
Royce white unless can deal with flying constantly or after games take a quick shower, don't chum up with the team and leave on the bus to the next city and always be on time for practice or games , won't have a nba career. The bus thing is highly unrealistic. You would have to practice around whites schedule. Other than getting over the fear of flying as an option , the only other way for white to play would be to use him for home games or when houston plays teams that are not too far away. It would be the first privilege of its kind.