When Brandon Roy retired, it rocked the team to the core and devastated the franchise, the city, the state, and the NBA. Such a heart wrenching tragedy, He was thee very best shooting guard in the NBA. Sure, Kobe Bryant puts up astronomical numbers, but who else in the league, including Durant, Kobe, LeBron, D-Rose, Wade, Melo, Rondo, CP3, or anybody else you can name, was able to score 35 points on 11 shots? The answer is NOBODY!! His smooth style made it look effortless. He was poetry in motion. B-Roy was an old school player, yet, still light years ahead of his time. A class act on every level. He always made the right play. He hit the biggest shots from the first day he stepped on the Rose Garden Court, until the time he laced em up and commenced to obliterate the eventual champion Dallas Mavericks like a natural born savage……. All on two broken legs. That performance will go down in the annals of NBA history as one of thee absolute greatest. He was Willis Reed on a bad leg. He was Michael Jordan with flu-like symptoms. He was both and then some wrapped in to one in the Blazer Red and Black. He made me so so so so proud to be A Blazer fan forever.
LONG LIVE BRANDON ROY……. THE HEART AND SOUL OF A PROUD BLAZER FRANCHISE!!!
Lastly, to those who say, "KP knew his knees were bad" "That was a bad pick" and all that other crap. I say "I would rather have the few, tremendously beautiful and glorious years Brandon Roy gave us, than a lifetime with Kevin Durant, Lebron James and all the rest of em" They all pale in comparison to the man we affectionately called "The Natural"
Thank You Brandon Roy For Resurrecting our Franchise. We Fans will Forever be Indebted to you.
And I know you all remember this night
And the miracle
sidenote: Apologies if my links don't work. This is only my second post ever. If you copy and paste them you will see and relive the beauty and wonder that B-Roy brought to Rip City.