Royce White, recently reinstated after a months-long dispute with Houston’s management over the treatment of his mental health, said this week that he believes the NBA and the Rockets would prefer to move on without him.

In a video interview with The Huffington Post, White, who was recently assigned to the Rockets’ D-League affiliate, explained his reasoning, citing his independent voice and the inefficiency of properly treating players with mental health conditions.

“I went through the bumps and bruises of having to advocate for myself against a billion-dollar corporation. Other than that, I think I’ve actually been successful, if you look at the rate of success, or what could have went wrong. I could have easily been out of the league or blackballed or things like that. But that hasn’t happened yet…

“I’m a problem because I’m not afraid to say what I think and I’m not afraid to stand alone. Even amongst the NBA community, the players, the union, the NBA office, and [commissioner] David Stern and [deputy commissioner] Adam Silver. I’m not afraid to stand alone in my own circle, and say, hey listen, you guys aren’t respecting mental health…