White Doesn't Think Mental Illness Is Unique


I probably don't need to tell you who Royce White is. He's already received about as much attention as any professional basketball player can, assuming that player has never played one minute of professional basketball.


This is, in fact, the second feature Grantland has published with White as the subject, along with a 10-minute 30 for 30 documentary filmed on the day he was drafted. Sports Illustrated sympathetically profiled White around that same time that summer, only to scold him in a back-page essay on January 21 of this year. Last week, he appeared on both HBO's Real Sports and ESPN's Pardon the Interruption (and made roughly the same argument in both venues). As with the coverage of any cult of personality, there's a handful of biographical factoids that...

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