Royce White doesn’t want you
to believe everything you read.
A fear of flying? An untrue report,
he said. White, the second-year forward acquired by the 76ers from Houston this
offseason, attempted to clear up public misconceptions about his anxiety
disorder Friday at the Sixers’ media day proceedings. It was believed White sat
out his entire rookie season because of a fear of flying.
“Glaring,” White said of the
error, in speaking to reporters Friday at the 76ers’ media day. “When we went
to negotiate my travel arrangements last year with the Rockets, the plan was
and always will be from now on in this league is to fly when I have to and
drive when I can. That was the plan we had.”
White said he hopes to work
out a similar arrangement with the Sixers. He said having the option to drive
to games occasionally in an RV while with Rio Grande, Houston’s NBADL
affiliate, “was really cool.”
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“It’s a bonus for me to be
here, to have a chance, for Sam to take a chance on me again,” White said of
Sam Hinkie, the Sixers’ general manager who drafted White as a member of
Houston’s front office. “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.”
No matter where you stand on Royce White, he had an awesome sneaker choice Friday at PCOM.
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