Maybe I'm just weird, but to cope with the retirement of Brandon Roy I just spent the last hour playing NBA 2k11 and creating last second 'situations' with our Blazers - 5 seconds remaining, down 2, our ball...you know who is getting the rock. Roy came through in the clutch each and every time I gave him the last shot.
This may be Aldridge's team now. We may have a really amazing core group of guys to build around with L.A., Matthews, and Batum. Greg Oden may come back some day and be the big man we always hoped for. But without Roy on this team taking the last shot in a close game, I'm curious to see who'll get the ball.
Cheers to one of the most unbelievably clutch players I've witnessed since being a fan of NBA basketball for 20+ years - and EASILY the most clutch Blazer to ever play. I miss you already Brandon. Thanks for all the memories!