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December 13, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Brandon Roy: “It was a great ride”

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Photo credit: AP Photo – Rick Bowmer
It’s going to be a slow couple of days in Pac-12 basketball due to finals week. Congrats to coaches and administrators for easing up on the schedule to allow their student-athletes time to take exams.
The lull in the action allows time to look back at one of the biggest news stories over the weekend: Brandon Roy’s retirement.
The former Washington star played just five years in the NBA – all with the Portland Trail Blazers – and was forced to quit the game at 27 due to degenerative knee condition.
Here’s his statement on the day he retired.
“This is a very difficult and painful day. I love the game, I love the Portland Trail Blazers and I love our fans, but after consulting with my doctors, I will seek a determination that I’ve suffered a career ending injury, pursuant to the rules of the collective bargaining agreement.
“My family and health are most important to me and in the end this decision was about them and my quality of life. I want to thank Paul Allen, Larry Miller, Coach McMillan, the entire Trail Blazers organization and our fans for all of their love and support during my time in Portland. It was a great ride.”
Kevin Cacabelos at SB Nation did a nice job compiling Roy’s top 10 moments at Washington.
Here’s a video montage of Roy’s best moments with the Blazers (below).

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