Royce White Stands by Medical Demands
Suspended Rockets rookie forward Royce White has confirmed that he wants the team to hire a physician – a “medical point person,” in his words – with authority to determine whether White’s generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder will allow him to practice or play each day.
White’s confirmation of the stipulations he wants added to his contract were made during a Jan. 8 interview with correspondent Bernard Goldberg of HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel,” which will air in a 16-minute segment Tuesday night on White.
“I want a medical point person that will remain neutral and keep the interest in health,” White told Goldberg.
White said he was aware his demands could end his NBA career before it starts but said, “I’m not gonna accept it without a fight.”