Sunday, March 3, 2013

Brandon Roy receives a standing ovation in the Rose Garden.

Via: @elyoregonian
Brandon Roy returned to the place that drafted him last night, as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. While his time with Portland lasted only 6 seasons, the effect he had on the entire organization will never be forgotten by its community and fans. Roy gave Portland hope. He was the next big thing, but injuries to his knees took away what was suppose to be the prime of his career and we never got to see what he could have done. And it sucks to see a good guy with such immense talent, sidelined with injuries that prevent him from doing what he loves most.

Brandon might never get to play again in the biggest stage of basketball, but what he gave to NBA fans will always sit in our memories. The 32 foot turnaround game winner in 0.8 seconds against the Rockets for the win. And the one man 18 point, 4th quarter in game 4 of the playoffs against the eventual NBA champions, Dallas Mavericks to overcome a 23 point lead, have carved its place in my head. Thank you for everything, Brandon. I wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors.

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