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Sixers supporting White 'with respect'


07:19 AM ET 10.09 | While the 76ers hit the road for an overseas trip, one possible part of their future remained stateside. The Sixers bonded during the six-day trip. Players who were strangers weeks ago were laughing like lifelong best friends in Bilbao, Spain, and Manchester. ... Sixers forward Royce White, who has an anxiety disorder, did not accompany the Sixers on the trip. The Sixers said Tuesday that the team doctor told them it would be best for White to stay home. "We are going to deal with him with respect," Brown said. "We are going to understand his situation and we are going to help him. It's really that simple, because I'll tell you what: When you watch that man play, he's a different type of player." It was widely believed that White's perceived fear of flying contributed to his failure to play with [Houston].

The Philadelphia Inquirer

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October 9, 2013  07:55 AM ET

rockets gave this guy every chance and help in the book and he spat in their face this clown will never be anything

October 9, 2013  07:56 AM ET

Why just whites? Everyone should be treated with respect unless or until they do something that renders them unworthy.

October 9, 2013  07:57 AM ET

Why just whites? Everyone should be treated with respect unless or until they do something that renders them unworthy.

...oops. WHITE, as in Royce White. So sorry. I misread that.

October 9, 2013  08:31 AM ET

Quit While You're Behind, Bro.

October 9, 2013  08:36 AM ET

Why just whites? Everyone should be treated with respect unless or until they do something that renders them unworthy.

Hahaha - Hey Doc, you've been on a tear that last several months even more than usual....!!! Get back into the gym and start boxing again bro...!!!

October 9, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Babysitting time. I hope they have a good doctor and a lawyer to babysit this guy. Good luck.

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October 9, 2013  09:03 AM ET

He has a built in excuse now when he parties too much. He can just call in sick and say it's for medical reasons due to his illness.

Yup, probably used it all the time.

October 9, 2013  09:15 AM ET

my dad's friend recently bought Infiniti Q50 Hybrid only from working off a macbook air. Get the facts .,.,

Then why not take a long ride off a short pier and leave us alone.

October 9, 2013  09:26 AM ET

Fear of flying is a legitimate problem. Don't ask how I know. Remember John Madden? Royce is being paid $1.7 million. That's enough money to buy or lease a bus. He may miss some cross-country games, but this would certainly minimize the problem.

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October 9, 2013  09:48 AM ET

Just get rid of him. That would solve the problem completely. Jobs come with certain requirements and in the NBA that means travel.

I think it depends on his value to the team.

October 9, 2013  10:15 AM ET

Part time player equals part time pay.

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October 9, 2013  11:12 AM ET

come on man- its way more than that-if it was simply that- he'd have been playing long agodude is TROUBLEnot doubting that he may have some underlying issues- but the guy is 100% milking it

You would think that getting paid handsomely and playing in the NBA would cure his illness. He just needs to get another job that is stationary.

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October 9, 2013  11:22 AM ET

Time to transition to full time scrimmage team.

October 9, 2013  11:54 AM ET

I have to admit I know next to nothing about the guy. Is he any good? Other than his fear of flying, what kind of issues does he have, and how was it dealt with in college?

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