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Brandon Roy considering an NBA comeback?

Posted on: February 28, 2012 4:12 pm
Edited on: February 28, 2012 4:14 pm
Could Brandon Roy be trying to make a comeback? (Getty Images)
Posted by Royce Young

In professional basketball terms, the story of Brandon Roy is as close to sad as it gets. An All-Star caliber player, a max-level franchise cornerstone, a guy that could potentially lead a team deep into the postseason that had his career tragically cut short because his knees betrayed him.

But maybe, just maybe, he's thinking about giving it another shot. Via international basketball site US Basket, Roy is considering it. Referring to himself in the third person, Roy said, "It’s hard being away from the game. Don’t be surprised if you see Brandon Roy make his way back to the court…”

Plus this:

According to sources close to the player, regardless of his knee problems, Roy’s decision to retire wasn’t all health related. “There’s something to it, but it’s not the right time for me to get into it right now,” Roy said. “I’ve been doing some treatment and I’m trying to leave the window open to returning to basketball.”

When met with skepticism regarding his comeback, Roy explained, “It’s the truth. It’s really hard being so far away from the game. I spend time watching Jamal (Crawford) and following all of his games; Will (Conroy) and Tre (Simmons) are both doing their thing, so it’s driving me to wanna come back out there. If the treatment I’ve been looking into can work, I believe there’s a good chance you will see Brandon Roy back hoopin’."

As quite a large fan of Roy's that would be terrific news. But only terrific news with a catch: He needs to be healthy enough to do it. He really does. Because late last season when he was fighting against his knees and still trying to convince himself he was the same player, it just wasn't fair to himself.

Who knows what kind of treatment he's referencing -- maybe it's the same Kobe Bryant got -- but Roy has a major uphill battle if he's to return to the NBA. He's still young at just 27, which is in his favor. But again, when it's your knees and the lack of cartilage in them that you're fighting against, that's like climbing Everest. It's a long way back from there.

But I'm rooting for him. Roy was a wonderful basketball player and even if he hasn't to reinvent himself as a shooter or just play limited minutes, I'm all for him giving it a shot.
Category: NBA

Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 3:13 pm

Brandon Roy considering an NBA comeback?

One of the nicest and most genuine person ive seen play basketball. He lead UW to possibly one if its best seasons ever and was a class act the whole time. Good luck Brandon on your recovery. Once a Dawg always a Dawg!

Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 10:32 am

Brandon Roy considering an NBA comeback?

Fingers crossed, dude was nice!! I hate to see truly talented players lose their careers due to injuries...Imagine what Penny Hardaway could've done in his career had he never got hurt...Tracy McGrady nose-dived....Grant Hill missed a good chunk of his career, HOWEVER, he rebounded and is in probably the best shape of his life nowadays. He's a testament to turning it around...

Since: Aug 17, 2010
Posted on: February 29, 2012 9:57 am

Brandon Roy considering an NBA comeback?


Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: February 29, 2012 8:56 am

Brandon Roy considering an NBA comeback?

I'm definitely a B-Roy fan.  He was a fantasty stud for me for years.  If he is able to fight back, he probably won't be the same player and may have to adjust his game which allot of players have done and will continue to do to add years to their respective careers.  He can immediately seek inspiration from Bernard King (hopefully a Hall of Fame nod this year), Tracy McGrady, and the grizzled, yet still productive, Grant Hill.

Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 7:02 am

Brandon Roy considering an NBA comeback?

I wish you all the best Mr. Roy, but can I ask a question? What is with all the NBA players referring to themselves in the third person? It reminds me of a Seinfeld episode.

Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 2:49 am

Brandon Roy considering an NBA comeback?

Bernark King did it, and that was decades ago.

Since: Aug 20, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 1:21 am

Brandon Roy considering an NBA comeback?

Roy carried the blazers out of despair and I'm sure they wouldn't have a problem with him coming least they should let him if he wants to.

Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 11:21 pm

Brandon Roy considering an NBA comeback?

if he wants to try it,why not? Good luck Mr Roy!!!!

Since: Oct 31, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:54 pm

Brandon Roy considering an NBA comeback?

there has been a lot of talk of him flying to Europe and getting 6 weeks of the same stem cell treatment Kobe recieved.

Since: Feb 28, 2012
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:59 pm
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