Brandon Roy to Retire

12/9/11 in NBA   |   Murphy24   |   278 respect

Unable to recover from ongoing surgeries and injuries to both of his news, Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy is expected to announce his retirement as soon as today, league sources are reporting.

This would mark a devastating end to the career of a player who was among the league’s best just two years ago. Just 25 and the franchise face of the Blazers, Roy averaged 21.5 points in 2009-2010 before injuries slowed the star significantly.

This announcement marks a tragic turn for one of the league’s hardest workers and strongest leaders. While Portland remains playoff contenders behind a compelling young core highlighted by forward LaMarcus Aldridge, there was a time when Roy had Portland’s fans smelling a championship. For any fan of basketball, this announcement is simply devastating.

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12/9/11   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

This is really sad. Roy had such potential.  But you have to wonder whats the deal because Portland seems to keep getting these guys who have serious injury issues - Sam Bowie, Sam Bowie 2.0 (some of you know him as Greg Oden), and now Brandon Roy. Tragic.

12/9/11   |   Kenne   |   15966 respect

I expected him to be a future hall of famer with a ring in the works. Now he will be a mostly forgotten player many years from now instead. Sad to see such a talent go to waste.