Royce White Seeks Bus To Travel To Select Games
Royce White is requesting permission to travel to some games by private bus, the Houston Rockets' first round pick told ESPN on Wednesday.
White has an anxiety disorder that is increased by his fear of flying.
White said he is willing to purchase the bus and assume liability.
White missed the team's media day on Monday and the start of training camp in McAllen, Texas, on Tuesday, said he hopes to reach an agreement with the team soon.
"What it's going to look like is every game that's drivable, I'm going to get a bus for myself," White said. "And I'm going to make that bus feel like home so that there's a level of consistency in a job where inconsistency is very apparent because of the schedule. I'm going to try and level that out and make sure that my stress levels stay low and that my rest is regular and that my meals are regular and that as much as I can, draw consistency from a very inconsistent schedule. ...
"People with mental illness, one of the most important things is that they have that consistency and routine. The girth of (my request) was, 'Can I travel by bus to close enough games?' "