This is a tough situation. I hope White and the Rockets can work it out, or White can find his way somewhere where he sees eye to eye with his employer. I hope everyone involved learns something, especially if it makes it easier for people with anxiety in the workplace -- and makes hiring people with anxiety seem less risky to employers.
Props to Henry Abbott for his approach to the story, which respects White and his travails rather than denigrating him for not being more manly, or spouting some other "suck it up!" caveman-jock nonsense.