6'8" And Scared Of Yourself: Watch An NBA Draft Pick Wrestle With Panic Attacks On Draft Day

Few things are more misunderstood in our society than mental illness. Watch Royce White, a sensitive, 6’8”, talented basketball player, battle his anxiety disorder during the 24 hours leading up to the NBA Draft. Seeing how White perseveres with the power of a smile (at 0:47) — even while being told drafting him is “too risky” (3:37) — is a testament to the human spirit.

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