The Houston Rockets have given Royce White their blessing to travel to games via bus when the schedule allows for it.
“We’ll go forward in a good faith deal between me and Rockets, and I’m totally comfortable with that,” said White, who has been absent from camp. “We can find a way to get it into writing at some point. We do have a letter between us. It’s an agreement, not in contract form, but those are technicalities.
“What the Rockets are doing is astronomically appreciated by me and should be by the mental health community.”
White has battled Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which is enhanced by his fear of flying.
White said he will supply the bus he will use for much of the season’s travel, calling overnight trips of up to nine hours “no problem at all.”
By leaving immediately after practices and games, White said he can keep his normal sleeping habits which is part of the treatment for his disorder and still arrive in most cities before the next day’s practice or shootaround.