After careful consideration, I have concluded that I owe Royce White, the millions of people coping with anxiety and their loved ones affected by their condition an apology. In a recent blog post I used an extremely poor choice of words in describing White, the promising rookie for the Houston Rockets. I called him a head case. For that, I am deeply sorry.
Though I was using the term loosely, and while it never was my intention to equate the term to White’s mental condition, I realize how my lapse in judgment turned into an insensitive remark about a very serious issue regarding mental health. The use of that phrase was a mistake. I should have known better. I should have policed myself better. I do not personally know Royce White and I was wrong to attack him. But it is my hope that I can meet Royce at the Thunder-Rockets preseason game in Hidalgo, Texas on Wednesday night and personally apologize for my mistake.