I've never written a fanpost before, and I doubt I ever will again but I felt the desire to articulate what Roy's performance means to me. The biggest difficulty for me (as a fan) with Roy's injury, is the unfairness of it all. Here was our Golden Boy, our leader, and out unifier, taken from us in his prime.
It seems absurd to type that sentence, as though he had passed on, but reading both BE comments and opinion pieces, that was really what it had seemed; we were mourning the death of our "hero". Some accepted this truth, and some were in denial. Brandon Roy "the player" was still with us, and we wanted the best for him. I hoped he could learn to adjust to his new body, learn to embrace a new role. But deep down, I knew I'd never see another "Brandon Roy" moment. They would merely exist in my memory, the shot against Houston, the game winner in the game that Greg went down, 50 against Phoenix on national TV, the buzzer beater against the Knicks, and so on.
Tonight was extra special because we we got just one more moment. And within the context of everything he has been through, it was beautiful to see the 4th quarter belong to him.
Even if it was the last one.
That being said, I'm ready for him to drop 35 in Dallas in game 5.