Before a knee injury cut a budding career short, Brandon Roy was known for his heroics as a three-time All-Star for the Portland Trail Blazers. A few years removed from the NBA, Roy is still doing heroic acts off the basketball court.
According to multiple reports, Roy is recovering after being wounded in a shooting over the weekend in the Los Angeles area.
Seattle's KING 5 TV initially reported the news, providing additional detail that Roy was hit in the leg while shielding several children during what was described as a random shooting outside his grandmother's home. He is reportedly recovering in Washington state.
Roy played six seasons for the Blazers and rose to the top of the game, before a series of injuries forced his premature retirement at the age of 28. Now 32, Roy is the basketball coach at Seattle's Nathan Hale High School.
And apparently, he's a big-time hero this morning for much more than anything he once accomplished on a basketball court. Let’s wish him the best in recovery.