White, the 22-year-old Iowa State product, suffers from anxiety disorder and a fear of flying.* He was supposedly turning over a new leaf with the Sixers. He told Keith Pompeyeyeyeyeyey of the Inquirer as much last month:
New 76er Royce White wants to dispel any speculation that air travel will hinder him from playing for the team this season.
The 6-foot-8 forward, who has an anxiety disorder, said Friday he planned on flying with the team to Europe next week for exhibition games in Bilbao, Spain, and Manchester, England.
“Any time you go anywhere new, it’s a fresh start,” White said of being traded. “If you take away the things that happened to me last year off the court, it would still be a fresh start just being traded.
“I don’t like to look at it as a second chance or a last chance. I like to look at it as my first chance.”
A self-described unselfish player, White thinks he could add some value to the rebuilding Sixers.
White didn’t go to Spain and he won’t be adding some value to the Sixers’ together building.
This summer, White was accused of beating his former girlfriend, a claim he denies.
The team also cut Khalif Wyatt… so now he’s free to pick up some hookers in AC.
The good news is that White and Wyatt weren’t considered by head coach Brett Brown to be any of the team’s actual REAL-LIFE NBA PLAYERS! So, if you’re keeping score at home: the Sixers’ NBA player count remains at six.
*It’s OK, I’m allowed to make fun of White with that headline. I have friends that don’t like flying and I don’t like flying either.