Sat, Dec 10th 2011, 14:34
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.
Will Stolley | on 16/1/12
I cannot imagine what the last 6 months have been like but I wanted to thank you for what you have done for the Blazers but more importantly I wanted to thank you for being who you are. You have a long life in front of you and your family is going to need you. Thank you for choosing them. Best wishes in whatever you choose from here on out. You will always be missed. Thank you. Will Stolley
John Bartch | on 11/1/12
I’ve been a fan of the nba for over 30 years and from the minute you came in to the league you were one of my favorite players to watch. I’m gutted that you’ve had to retire not just for myself but for you as well. It must be one of the most difficult times to endure when a top class athlete or sports person is forced to retire through injury.
Best of luck in whatever you do next and enjoy every minute of your family time.
Joe Daffern | on 10/1/12
You gave my Dad a pair of autographed shoes at the Garden one night. He worked there parking cas after being laid off from a job he worked at for over 20 years making lots of money. The rough decade we had was changed when you got here and reminded my family to fight even when we felt defeated. You brought my family together with your play and united this city again. I haven’t seen Portland so together and in love with our Blazers since Drexler and the boys did it. You never won a championship here but what you did will mean more to this city than a trophy ever could. Thanks Brandon for everything. I miss cheering for you but I hang your jersey in my front window with a sign that says “Thanks Brandon #7 greatsest Blazer ever!” And people honk everyday. before every game I carefully slip your shoes on and prentend to shoot game winners just like you. I can’t wait to see your number retired so I can tell my kids about you some day. I hope you come back and help coach or just come check on the guys when your ready. Thanks Brandon Portland and I especially will never forget you!
Allan Gomez | on 9/1/12
I am from Bakersfield CA and grew up as soccer/basketball fan. My team was the chicago bulls obviously because of micheal jordan, then i started following the sixers when iverson came into the league but about 5 years ago i caught a game in which i saw brandon roy play, his style was much different than what i was used to but he was amazing. he was so smooth with the ball in his hands and you can tell he loved the game and worked hard for his skills. He was very inspirational and especially in that Dallas game last year. I am so glad i was able to watch him play.
John Ollis | on 6/1/12
Good luck with your transition Brandon. I really enjoyed watching you play the game better than anyone I had seen in a long time. I hope some treatment for restoring or repairing cartilage will come to light that will allow you to extend your career in the future, but even if not you have a lot to be proud of.
Thanks for being not just a great basketball player, but a role model. World will always need more of those on and off the court.
Brandon | on 6/1/12
I did not start watching basketball till i heard of brandon roy i then only watched because him and i had the same name then i realized what a good player you are i started loving basketball and the trailblazers now i play basketball ive been named ist team defense i was named mvp of the league in 8th grade i also led the league in blocks with 54 my career high is 8 in my eighth game of the season they you brandon roy without you i wouldnt even like basketball
Josh Krogstad | on 4/1/12
I wanted to tell you that I completely lost all interest in the Trail Blazers after the 2001 season. I was a dedicated fan from the age of 7. After that season I started to notice that none of the players were the sort of people I could like.
Once I heard that Portland had a rookie of year and that he was an amazing role model, I started watching games again.I’m a 24 year old nerd and guitarist, who also loves Basketball. You brought the love of basketball and the trail blazers back into my life. You were someone I could say, “Look at that talented, awesome guy.” I rather dislike thug mentalities, and found you to be an inspiration.
I met your brother in law at the 24 hour fitness one time at Mall 205 in portland. He has an interesting name, I forget what it is. I noticed him wearing B roy clothes from head-to-toe and asked him about the shoes’s price. He said Nah man I got them free, B Roy’s my brother in law. My jaw dropped to the floor. He seemed like a great guy. I offered to play some ball with him but he just wanted to lift haha.
Your retirement has caused a lot of reflection for my own life. I struggle with a permanent issue in my achiles tendons in both feet, so running is difficult for me now. I get really frustrated at my inabilities. I hope your life continues to be filled with happiness, and please know that if not for you, I never would have become a fan of the Blazers again.
chuck | on 4/1/12
Brandon, I love your style of play… We will miss watching you dearly on the court… Your family and your health are very important to you… I will forever watch your highlights on the internet… Best of luck to you and your family…
Jeremiah Wise | on 3/1/12
Man I miss you out there so much. I am excited about the new Blazers as par for the course, but so much of my heart will never let you go. I keep you in prayers with my close family and friends in hope that you know how much fans all over the World and Portland admire your drive and completeness you bring to the game of basketball. I can see you, retired, hitting the gym (cause you can’t stay away, I already know) and still having it nor missing a beat. What you did for the fans of Portland was UNBELIEVABLE. I am so sorry you had to put up with all the haters and wishy washy people. It may be a business, but there will never be another Brandon Roy, and I pity the fool that took your game for granted. If you ever come back, I hope it’s Portland, but I will always be a fan of you no matter what. You’re a classy family man. You are a legend, think Bruce Lee or Jimi Hendrix (Seattle theme here) , blink and you’ll miss a hero and the marvel to Mother Earth, that is Brandon Roy. WE got so much love for you. God Bless to you and family.
You and Drexler share a spot in my heart no one can take away.Whatever your future holds sir, I am a supporter.
Jeremiah Wise, Portland, Oregon
Ben | on 31/12/11
At first I really wasnt a basketball fan but then heared of this guy that plays for the trail blazers I dont know why but watching BRANDON play was the most amazing thing ive ever saw his ability to play through the pain he was in was very inspirational thing I reall look up to Brandon Roy. Thank u for motivating me to do things I love your a lengend and thats a fact. Thanks for the memories
warren eusebio | on 30/12/11
,,we will miss u roy..
your the one of my idol,,
,,family and life is the most important, that right,,
,,but i wish that hope someday i will see you again playing in NBA,,
God Bless you
Onyong | on 30/12/11
hey brandon sad to see a great player end his career like this. Hope you use your laptop and see these heart warming messages. :) head’s up pal every shot you make on the court makes impact to peoples hearts. Good Luck with everything idol roy :)
aaron | on 29/12/11
brandon it simple portland loves you i love you we all love you run for mayor you own this city real talk homie
Morris | on 27/12/11
How are you now..Will you still go back to your career.?
Tishon | on 27/12/11
I know you heard your fans say that they are your number 1 fan, but i belive I am. Ever since you enter fhe NBA i watch you play and when you came to my favorite video game NBA 2k 10-12 i always pick your team against anybody. Also, I was tragically shock when my brother said you wasn’t on the game anymore i straight went to wikipedia to find out my info. Well, i just wanted to say im glad you came to the NBA and sad that you left.
Patrick | on 26/12/11
Best of luck to you Brandon. I have had the pleasure of watching you play since college (huge UW fan) and watched as you and Robison made the Husky Basketball program worth noticing and became a Pacific Northwest household name for all basketball fans. Thank you again for your efforts on and off the court, the team will miss you on the court but it glad to see someone made the tough choices and know when to step away. Best of luck to you in the Future and thank you once again
Heather Kau | on 23/12/11
Brandon, THANK YOU SO MUCH for being an amazing player while you were in Portland we all loved to watch you blow up the court!!
George | on 21/12/11
Brandon, THANK YOU. Somehow to thank for your amaizing plays, I wish you and your family all the best in your life. You are one of the best in NBA history.
Niko | on 20/12/11
Brandon Roy is probably not gonna see this but he was awesome and I hope some how his knees could get better which I know is impossible without a miricle but he was my favorite player and when all of my friends said he was not going to be good any more I still thought he will make it and game 4 of the playoffs last season I thought that was the beginning of a new Brandon Roy. I know family is important and I hope he made the right decision….goodbye Brandon
Peter | on 20/12/11
Robert | on 19/12/11
Hey all that can be said is “thank you Brandon”
i want to see a BE LIKE BRANDON season, you are a teacher, and lets hope that your understudies where listening. again thank you. .
NBA fan | on 18/12/11
I am not a Blazers fan and never have been, but I always enjoyed watching you on the court. The league will be different without you. Thanks and good luck with everything that you do.
Alexandar | on 18/12/11
Roy, you will be missed.
I hope that one day, somehow, that knees get well again.
Patrick | on 15/12/11
Words can not explain the love Rip City has for you. Your professionalism, your athletic talents and your personality are all top notch and will always be remembered here. You gave the Blazer faithful hope in a time we needed it most. You will always be my and many others favorite Portland Trail Blazer, even though you were a stinkin husky, go Beavs :).
The legend of Broy will be one I will enjoy telling my sons about as they come to love the red and black. Good luck in all that you do.
mike chandler | on 14/12/11
Brandon: Godspeed. Our family never gave up on you and we’ll root for you in your next adventure. Thanks for the memories and the excitement. Retire #7 jersey!
Bergren A | on 14/12/11
Think of how much you accomplished on the cartilage you were given. Don’t give up your drive and passion that you had towards the game of basketball and building your U-Dub team and the Trailblazers as a whole. You will be missed. Best of luck brother.
Jordan Perez` | on 13/12/11
Hey Brandon! When the lockout ended i was so happy since i was looking forward for the Knicks playing, and as well to see you in a basketball court. I was motavated to see you play when i heard that you were feeling good and that Portland wasent going to use Asmensty on you, but then i heard the worst news in my life when i found out that my idol was retiring. In Friday i heard news that broke my heart i was so sad that in a point i started tearing. My friends thought it was rediculos for me to do so considering that dont know me, and dont care about me and all that other stuff. I have kept you in my prayers am 14 and i attend a catholic school named St.Elizabeth. Your are my role model Brandon i’ve always looked up for Video clips on youtube looking at you i have admire your game and have embraced it to a point that i try doing what you do in the court. My wish for Christmas is to see you play the game you love it seems unlikely but i wish it would happen. Ill like to wish you and your family the best and ill keep you in my prayers. Just know Brandon that if i were to have the money ill give you my knees just to watch you play again! THANK YOU FOR THE BIG IMPACT YOU HAVE DONE IN MY LIFE I HOPE YOU READ THIS :]
John | on 13/12/11
You enriched the game of basketball helping it reach higher grounds!!! You were, are and always be my favorite player! I’m still hoping for a miracle because you’re the BEST!! Even 2K12 isn’t the same without you!!! Seriously!!!
Andy Parsons | on 12/12/11
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Peggy | on 12/12/11
Having followed your career in college through the eyes of my son and his love for the Dawgs, I was sucked in by your humble attitude and the skill and grace you gave the game. Then when you came to Portland I was forever enamered by watching the way you conducted yourself on and off the court. It made a parent proud to have you as a role model for those of us with kids watching the game. Your health and your family are most important things and you’re doing the right thing. Always know that the game of basketball has been forever changed and made better by your existence in it. GOD SPEED BROY!!
Jeff H. | on 12/12/11
Just want to look into Brandon’s eyes and say…...Thank you!!