Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Brandon Roy

I feel terrible for Brandon Roy, the late great TrailBlazer guard. I say late great because his terrible knees have already robbed him of his skills. He missed 2 months this year, came back, and was terrible. And he's been almost completely ineffective all season. After doing absolutely nothing in a major role in Portland's Game 1 loss to the Mavericks, he played only a few minutes last night.

Upset, he told of wanting to cry. And frankly, I want to cry with him. Brandon Roy had the potential to be one of the greatest players in Portland history. Maybe he is, even if he is finished after 4 seasons. I desperately want him to be good, to bring Portland back to greatness. But it ain't happening. Any team has to play its most effective players in the playoffs. And Brandon Roy is no longer effective in any way.