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yourmandevine:

ronartist:

A retirement tribute to Brandon Roy and his battle with knee problems by Chris Edser.chrisedser.com

That’s fantastic and sad and lovely. For some reason, it makes me think of “Solar System” by The Microphones.

yourmandevine:

ronartist:

A retirement tribute to Brandon Roy and his battle with knee problems by Chris Edser.
chrisedser.com

That’s fantastic and sad and lovely. For some reason, it makes me think of “Solar System” by The Microphones.

BREAKING NEWS: David Stern has overruled Brandon Roy’s retirement announcement, after an angry Dan Gilbert sent a letter that called Roy’s cartilage damage a “travesty” and guaranteed that a Cleveland Cavalier player would suffer a catastrophic injury before LeBron James ever did. Roy is expected to report to the Blazers camp tomorrow.

(via sportscentr)

BREAKING NEWS: David Stern has overruled Brandon Roy’s retirement announcement, after an angry Dan Gilbert sent a letter that called Roy’s cartilage damage a “travesty” and guaranteed that a Cleveland Cavalier player would suffer a catastrophic injury before LeBron James ever did. Roy is expected to report to the Blazers camp tomorrow.

(via sportscentr)

All 18 of Brandon Roy’s 4th quarter points.

I’ve watched this video 18 times — one for every point Brandon Roy dropped in the 4th quarter — and I’m probably going to watch it another 18 times. 

The most amazing part of this was that Roy also had 4 assists and 2 rebounds in the 4th and did it all on 9 of 11 shooting during the quarter. 

Like Doug said, this is why we watch the playoffs!

@Suga_Shane

At one point today, the Dallas Mavericks were up by 23 points, but thanks to Brandon Roy, the Blazers did the seemingly impossible (not really since it’s the Mavs) and ended up winning 84-82. Series tied at 2 games a piece.
Brandon Roy had a 24 points off the bench in a performance for the history books. This is why we watch the playoffs.
Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

At one point today, the Dallas Mavericks were up by 23 points, but thanks to Brandon Roy, the Blazers did the seemingly impossible (not really since it’s the Mavs) and ended up winning 84-82. Series tied at 2 games a piece.

Brandon Roy had a 24 points off the bench in a performance for the history books. This is why we watch the playoffs.

Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Weirdest Beard Of The Night - Brandon Roy of the Portland Trailblazers
That’s a weird beard, man.
Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Weirdest Beard Of The Night - Brandon Roy of the Portland Trailblazers

That’s a weird beard, man.

Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

What keeps Brandon Roy inbounds? A near dogmatic belief that “out of bounds” is somehow a nether world of perpetual oblivion, ruled by dark spirits, where days pass as centuries. Do the hump.
~SlapClap

What keeps Brandon Roy inbounds? A near dogmatic belief that “out of bounds” is somehow a nether world of perpetual oblivion, ruled by dark spirits, where days pass as centuries. Do the hump.

~SlapClap

Brandon Roy’s son does not approve of your crappy recording equipment.  #KanyeShrug

(O&A)

Hold your tears; Brandon Roy is going to be just fine (fingers crossed).

Let’s pour one out for Brandon’s knees.
via Slam Online.

Let’s pour one out for Brandon’s knees.

via Slam Online.

7 days left until the 2010-11 NBA season tips off.
Brought to you by Brandon Roy and his pure game. 
Every time I watch Brandon Roy play basketball I can’t help but feel pure joy. His jumper is liquid, his dribble drives are fierce, his leadership is presidential, his clutch-ness is legendary. When Roy comes to play basketball, he comes to play basketball, all bulls#!t aside. He doesn’t step on the hardwood to land in Hollywood. He doesn’t lace ‘em up just to ink another endorsement deal. He doesn’t play in order to set records. He wants nothing more but to win simply just to win. As hard as that is to believe in today’s world of NBAers-turned-super-celebs, it is the truth. It’s the reason I chose Brandon over fellow #7, two-time NBA champ, Lamar Odom (a.k.a. Klodom.) Brandon Roy, simply put, is pure basketball. 
Don’t get me wrong, there are some flaws to his game but the same can be said about any of the all-time greats. This isn’t about what skills one possess but what one chooses to do with those skills. Brandon is a hybrid, his DNA doesn’t read pure shooting guard. He can handle the rock which helps him shred through defenses like a Formula-1 car ripping through a slalom course. His court vision is on par with advanced military radar. All of this comes through stints of playing point guard in college. But don’t label Brandon a slasher. His stroke is elegant and fluid, his range has no limits. 
For his career, once adjusted for pace, his stats mimic those of another great shooting guard and Kobe will tell you himself, BRoy is a “ahead of his time”. Unfortunately he plays for the slowest paced team in the NBA so his numbers will never jump out at you. But that’s not what Brandon Roy is all about. He is about winning games. Whether he is casting a game winning turn around dagger from 30 feet out or if he is smashing down a highlight dunk, it’s all for the W and it’s all for the team. 
Roy suffered an injury last year and he fought his way back to play in the opening round of the playoffs just 8 days after undergoing knee surgery. From the outside, his return looked pointless and borderline idiotic. But when he stood up and walked to the scorers table and checked into the game, the Rose Garden was engulfed with cheers of pure joy. The appreciation was palpable and atmosphere had become electrifying. Brandon has that effect on people. 
There is only one thing that taints the pureness of Brandon’s story. Like a Rorschach test, when ever I see Brandon Roy I think of the Blazers and when I think of the Blazers I think of Kevin Durant. Picture a world in which the Blazers hadn’t dropped the ball on KD. Picture the pureness of Roy paired with the pureness of Durant. For fans of the game, seeing that duo play would be nothing short of pure joy.



@Suga_Shane

7 days left until the 2010-11 NBA season tips off.

Brought to you by Brandon Roy and his pure game. 

Every time I watch Brandon Roy play basketball I can’t help but feel pure joy. His jumper is liquid, his dribble drives are fierce, his leadership is presidential, his clutch-ness is legendary. When Roy comes to play basketball, he comes to play basketball, all bulls#!t aside. He doesn’t step on the hardwood to land in Hollywood. He doesn’t lace ‘em up just to ink another endorsement deal. He doesn’t play in order to set records. He wants nothing more but to win simply just to win. As hard as that is to believe in today’s world of NBAers-turned-super-celebs, it is the truth. It’s the reason I chose Brandon over fellow #7, two-time NBA champ, Lamar Odom (a.k.a. Klodom.) Brandon Roy, simply put, is pure basketball. 

Don’t get me wrong, there are some flaws to his game but the same can be said about any of the all-time greats. This isn’t about what skills one possess but what one chooses to do with those skills. Brandon is a hybrid, his DNA doesn’t read pure shooting guard. He can handle the rock which helps him shred through defenses like a Formula-1 car ripping through a slalom course. His court vision is on par with advanced military radar. All of this comes through stints of playing point guard in college. But don’t label Brandon a slasher. His stroke is elegant and fluid, his range has no limits. 

For his career, once adjusted for pace, his stats mimic those of another great shooting guard and Kobe will tell you himself, BRoy is a “ahead of his time”. Unfortunately he plays for the slowest paced team in the NBA so his numbers will never jump out at you. But that’s not what Brandon Roy is all about. He is about winning games. Whether he is casting a game winning turn around dagger from 30 feet out or if he is smashing down a highlight dunk, it’s all for the W and it’s all for the team. 

Roy suffered an injury last year and he fought his way back to play in the opening round of the playoffs just 8 days after undergoing knee surgery. From the outside, his return looked pointless and borderline idiotic. But when he stood up and walked to the scorers table and checked into the game, the Rose Garden was engulfed with cheers of pure joy. The appreciation was palpable and atmosphere had become electrifying. Brandon has that effect on people. 

There is only one thing that taints the pureness of Brandon’s story. Like a Rorschach test, when ever I see Brandon Roy I think of the Blazers and when I think of the Blazers I think of Kevin Durant. Picture a world in which the Blazers hadn’t dropped the ball on KD. Picture the pureness of Roy paired with the pureness of Durant. For fans of the game, seeing that duo play would be nothing short of pure joy.

@Suga_Shane

via bballrumor
Brandon Roy on the cover of NBA 10 for the PSP.

Brandon Roy on the cover of NBA 10 for the PSP.

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