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Randy Foye: Brandon Roy's Retirement "Hurt Me To My Heart"

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StarTribune.com caught up with Los Angeles Clippers guard Randy Foye, who was traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Portland Trail Blazers for guard Brandon Roy during a 2006 Draft day trade. Foye offers the following thoughts on the constant comparisons between him and Roy and on Roy's decision to retire in December as the Blazers used their amnesty clause on him. ------------------------------------ "I understand the whole Foye-Roy thing, I didn't ask to be selected there," he said. "I worked my butt off. I had a great college career. Whatever happened, happened. It just seemed like I was hated because of someone else's success. If I hadn't gotten hurt, I would have been right up there, playing my butt off helping the Wolves become a contender. It didn't happen. It seemed like people turned on me after my second year. ... "That hurt me to my heart, you know," he said about the day Roy retired. "The Foye-Roy stuff, that was probably one of my saddest days in basketball, for him and because I wanted to compete against him, play against him. Let this go down in history so we could look back on our careers and see. I don't know what my destiny is yet, but I wanted there to be something great between us, where we were battling in the playoffs every year, me and him. It's just sad it didn't end up like that." ------------------------------------ -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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