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Open Thread: Brandon Roy Edition

With Roy’s last great game to be replayed today on NBC Sports Northwest, what are your memories?

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Hello everyone,

Self-isolation continues! For the foreseeable future, everyone will be stuck at home a lot more than normal. So, let’s get through it together, staying happy, healthy, and sane.

We have a daily topic, but you do not need to stay on-topic. Talk about whatever, it’s an open thread!

Today’s Topic: Brandon Roy Memories

This afternoon at 4:30 pm, NBC Sports Northwest will replay Brandon Roy’s last great performance, his 2011 comeback against the Dallas Mavericks in the playoffs. (This thread will likely double as a Gameday Thread)

What are your favorite memories of Brandon Roy? The more obscure, the better.

Here are a few of mine:

  • Nov. 6, 2006: Blazers at Sonics. Brandon Roy’s first game, and he scored 20 points on 10-16 shooting to upset the Sonics on the road. I’ve never seen this game, only heard it streaming.
  • Brandon on defense, shutting down Joe Johnson in his prime (video).
  • When future Blazer Carmelo Anthony (still sounds weird) posted him up, and Brandon blocked his shot to help keep their winning streak going.
  • Comments had been made about his defense, so Brandon clogged the lanes and was pesky all night, leading to a 10-steal performance against the Wizards.


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