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Roy: 'Good chance' of a comeback

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08:05 AM ET 02.29 | Perhaps we have not seen the last of Brandon Roy. I have no doubt that he's going to return to professional basketball in some form and someday stick a dagger in the Blazers franchise. And I fear this one will hurt worse than Greg Oden, because Roy also told U.S. Basket that his decision to retire wasn't solely health related. Said Roy: "There's something to it, but it's not the right time for me to get into it right now." I've suddenly gone from that image of Roy feeding pigeons with the retirees to something closer to Rocky Balboa. ... Roy also alluded to an experimental medical treatment. Said Roy: "If the treatment I've been looking into can work, I believe there's a good chance you will see Brandon Roy back hoopin'."

The Oregonian

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February 29, 2012  08:30 AM ET

Darius Miles came back too but where is he now. Just stay retired.

February 29, 2012  08:35 AM ET

He needs to ask Kobe about that treatment...

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February 29, 2012  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Darius Miles came back too but where is he now. Just stay retired.

Brandon I'm a big time Blazer fan. But don't do it. It's not worth it when your in a wheel chair at the age of 33. Family is more important then basketball. Don't ruin what's left of your knees just so you can play 50 games a year.

February 29, 2012  08:52 AM ET

I don't know why I quoted the first person?

February 29, 2012  09:01 AM ET

Roy...... There is not another player in the NBA i would love to seen return and dominate like he did.... but he's gotta be sure that His knees are 150% before he should come back....

February 29, 2012  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Brandon I'm a big time Blazer fan. But don't do it. It's not worth it when your in a wheel chair at the age of 33. Family is more important then basketball. Don't ruin what's left of your knees just so you can play 50 games a year.

Addiction comes in many forms sometimes it's hard to notice because we place value judgement on what's good and what's bad. All he's known is basketball so of course he'll sacrifice the prospect of a good long future without basketball for a brief period of second chance basketball. It's no different from what drugs did to Whitney. Do it Roy... experiment your future life for the love of basketball!.... what shall it take for the young to learn. Children know the ideal but they practice the practiceable

February 29, 2012  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Darius Miles came back too but where is he now. Just stay retired.

Darius Miles was never half the player B.Roy was in his prime though, big difference. When you start as mediocre there is nowhere to go but down....

February 29, 2012  09:35 AM ET

Time To Hang Them Up, Bro.

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February 29, 2012  09:44 AM ET
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thing is playing 82 games is far different than working out a few hours a day at the Y. There is not a doubt in my mind that he could come back, play a few minutes, be a bench guy.....and if that is what his goal is POWER TO HIM. but there is NO WAY he can come back an be an upper echelon star player anymore with those knees. And I don't know if earning more $ is a factor or if he's stable, but there is NO WAY any team would give him any big or lengthy contract.

Tracy McGrady!

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February 29, 2012  10:33 AM ET
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yup-if he wants to come back as a bit player, earn a few more $live the NBA live of partying and jet-setting....they I go no problem with that- cause he's young and why not? but if he truly thinks he could get back to being the old roy....for 82 games? he's smoking the good stuff

He IS in Portland where Sheed & Stoudamire where gettin it from...wouldnt be surprised! HA

February 29, 2012  10:41 AM ET

Stay retired...you don't have enough to make a difference night in and night out!!!

February 29, 2012  12:11 PM ET
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Brandon....... But don't do it. It's not worth it when your in a wheel chair at the age of 33.......

You're being over dramatic.

"....in a wheel chair...."? Seriously?

AT WORSE, he'd be looking at joint replacement surgery. Won't make him able to run up and down a b-ball court, but he'd get around just fine.

I say, it's better to go for it and fail, than to pass on it and spend the rest of his life wondering; "what if?".

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February 29, 2012  12:58 PM ET
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agree-its not like he's playing football and getting mauled

But is Roy thinking about later part of his life? I mean, maybe it's not in his plan to finish his career as a player... What about kids (not sure if he has any)? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to physically perform the moves that made him an all star player to his son? I want to see him play, but I don't particularly enjoy watching t-mac today in comparison to t-mac from a few years back going head to head with Kobe for best player in the league.

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February 29, 2012  02:19 PM ET
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Brandon I'm a big time Blazer fan. But don't do it. It's not worth it when your in a wheel chair at the age of 33. Family is more important then basketball. Don't ruin what's left of your knees just so you can play 50 games a year.

He aint reading your little plea.

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