Sad Sundae: Brandon Roy says Adios to the NBA
Former superstar two-guard, Brandon Roy, is expected to announce a medical retirement due to degenerative knees.
This is a sad situation, and is reminiscent of Penny Hardaway, Tracy McGrady and Grant Hill. These were all players that were superstars, but their marks as elite were cut short by injuries. Everyone outside of Roy continued to play (T-Mac and Hill still playing), but were not nearly the same players.
Roy at his peak, was clear cut the 3rd best shooting guard in the NBA just behind the Black Mamba and D-Wade. He was one of the most difficult players to guard and elite defenders Kobe Bryant and Ron Artest were on record to say he is the toughest player to guard because he has no weakness on offense.Â Roy showed flashes of his greatness in the 1st round matchup against the Mavs, where he led them to a 23-point deficit, scoring 18 4th quarter points in Game 4. Unfortunately, that was the last great moment weâll be able to witness from B-Roy.