After a forgettable rookie season in the NBA, Royce White has fallen by the wayside.
The former Iowa State standout was the 16th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets, though, he possessed a skill set that would have seen White go higher had it not been for his anxiety issues.
Houston was willing to take a chance on White though, who’s anxiety issues forced him to avoid airplanes. Unfortunately, after continued spats, the Rockets traded White to the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this offseason where there were questions if Philadelphia would even keep him on the roster.
They’ve committed to doing so and White, wanting to show commitment back, has agreed to fly on the Sixers charters this season according to John Finger:
Royce White says he’s gonna fly. In a plane.
Flying is all but a required staple of being in professional sports, so not doing it essentially forces the hand of the Sixers (or any other team), but it’s certainly a step in the right direction for the talented White.