Royce White Rumors

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Royce White
Royce White
Position: -
Born: 04/10/91
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Earnings: $3,422,588 ($3,810,533*)
Many who don’t quite understand the concept have asked White: Anxiety disorder cut short your NBA career, so how is the prospect of getting smashed in the face not more anxiety-inducing? He has a response at the ready: “Anxiety doesn’t work in a linear, boxed-in fashion. Some people are anxious with spiders. Some people are anxious in dark rooms. Some people don’t like being around other people. Some people need to be around other people. It’s pretty individual.”
Storyline: Mental Health
Seven years later, the outspoken White remains a staunch activist for mental health awareness. Equally staunch is his anger at the NBA – the league that he says left him behind – and his skepticism in its true intentions in now publicly embracing the activism he once championed. “The NBA has kept me out because the mental health conversation forced them to look in the mirror, and none of them want to,” he said. “And they don’t want to because they built an entire industry on fallacies and smoke and mirrors and circle jerks.”
“You have a drug abuse policy for players,” White said. “You have a list of banned substances — one of which, by the way, is benzodiazepines, which is one of the most prescribed drugs in America for anxiety. So you’re actually creating a boogie-man narrative around mental health. “Here I am, with anxiety, at 21 years old, and I’m having trouble seeing how I will be able to navigate this industry if there is a true ignorance around the mental health topic. And there was a true ignorance around it that has been admitted now and confirmed by the NBA.”