Royce White: ‘I Can Fly’
(Royce) White is planning a nationwide bus tour to promote awareness of disorders. He probably never will receive more attention than he has through basketball, whether it was becoming a national story when Frank drove him to NCAA tournament games or whether it was his public debate with the Rockets.
“I can fly,” he said. “I always could fly. But flying affects me in a negative way. There is a cost.”
He said he is happy with what became a contentious public negotiation process with the Rockets, although he still insists every player should be represented by an independent doctor.
“We’ve forced each other’s hands,” he said. “It wasn’t willing. It wasn’t voluntary. Sometimes that’s what’s needed. I think as I was able to progress the league in terms of putting them on notice of mental health, I still feel like they were just forced to do this and the attention that needs to be paid really isn’t there, even still.