I have to admit it.
I hope Oden is only "pretty good".
It's not because I dislike Oden (very likeable!) or don't want the team to win (Four in a Row!)...
It's because Brandon Roy is far and away my favorite player. I haven't felt as strongly about a player since I was 8 years old and watching Ken Griffey Jr. step to the plate against Dave Stewart, then rushing to the nearest shop to by enough Donruss cards that I could proudly display his rookie card at school the next day. I love Brandon Roy.
For me, Brandon Roy is to basketball what Wyld Stallyns are to music. I don't think I can accept anything that might change the glorious, harmonius future that Brandon Roy will bring us. I can talk about him in hyperbole that would make Bill Walton roll over in his grave. I can express my deep, completely non-homoerotic love for him by writing his initials on my Trapper-Keeper. I would kiss his poster every night, if only I didn't put the poster so high on the wall. I recently broke up with a girl, not because she didn't like Brandon Roy, but I know that with him in my life, I could never really commit to her. Such is life as a BR fan (we call ourselves "BRO's")