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Brandon Roy confirms he wants to make a comeback

Jun 16, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

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The rumors are true, and for better or worse, Brandon Roy is going to give it another go. Roy’s friend Will Conroy said on Twitter that he and Roy were together answering questions Friday night, and provided photo evidence.

Roy retired this season due to his knee condition which robbed him of most of his games over the past three seasons. But Roy has hinted more than once in media interviews over the past six months that he intends to make a comeback. And if the conversation with Twitter via his friend Conroy actually was him, he confirmed the rumors. Brandon Roy wants back in the game.

Now, we have no way to confirm that it was actually Roy speaking on the Twitter dialogue, and saying you want back is different from actually being able to. But  this is the first real confirmation we’ve got that Brandon Roy doesn’t consider himself done with professional basketball.

You hope for the best, but Roy was such a shell of himself over the past few seasons, and you don’t want to see him suffer through any more disappointment. But you could say the same about any situation in which the human spirit overcame physical limitations. I guess all we can do is wait and watch, and hope for Brandon Roy to return.

  1. ss3walkman - Jun 16, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    I’m watching him play right now at a Boys and Girls Club in Seattle. He looks good. He’s hit a couple of deep threes and blew passed a defender for a easy layup. I haven’t seen him attempt to dunk. You have to wonder if he could play at this level for a NBA game (he is playing with against NBA players right now) but the comeback attempt is real. His knee is heavily protected.

  2. livingsacrifice86 - Jun 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Miss watching B Roy play when he was at the top of his game. Such a competitor and really one of the good guys. Wish him well in his comeback attempt

  3. lancer255 - Jun 16, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    What happens with his salary?

  4. kirschmania - Jun 16, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    T-wolves should sign em at league minimum.

  5. 11jlacy - Jun 16, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Say b roy I wish u the best when u was playing u was a beast hope u can get back to that way.

  6. rocketsbb - Jun 17, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    Any teams he’s leaning toward or is he willing to play for anyone.

    • ss3walkman - Jun 17, 2012 at 6:25 AM

      He has preferences but he’s waiting to see who may be interested in him. He won’t announce anything til after the draft BUT.. he is will to sign for a minimum deal in the right situation.. I wanna say more but I don’t wanna tell my guy’s business. He did dunk on a fast break

      • gmen4life33 - Jun 17, 2012 at 2:59 PM

        Yo, if you really are his boy, tell him to go to the Knicks PLEASE. We treat our players like royalty and Knicks fans will go crazy for the way he plays, a true warrior. Ask Novak, Lin, even Smith (who struggled with us) how much love they get. B Roy as our 2 guard would be AWESOME.

  7. storebrandcookies - Jun 17, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    I wish Brandon the best with his comeback attempt. Let’s hope that he can play a few more years without any major complications.

    The only team I see Roy going to is the Suns because of that outstanding medical staff. They have rejuvenated the careers of Steve Nash and Michael Redd; As well as turning Grant Hill into an energizer bunny of sorts. You can also throw Amare Stoudemire’s name in as well. I don’t know if it is the dry Arizona heat or what but it is amazing what they do there.

    • lunasceiling - Jun 17, 2012 at 9:26 AM

      Interesting possibility. If Nash stays and the basketball gods smiled on Roy, that would be one hell of a backcourt.

  8. badintent - Jun 17, 2012 at 2:14 AM

    It’s the Suns or nothin.Got be the Zona Ice Tea.IT’s ain’t the shoes, they’re the problem.

  9. turnmymicup - Jun 17, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    I wish Brandon Roy the best of luck in a speedy recovery. However I don’t think he should come back next season. This guy had injuries that forced his hand to retire. Take a extra year and come back more recovered. Used to like watching him torch past a defender or pull up for a three. Don’t really care to see a limping B. Roy midway through next season. I’m no Doctor though, so if he really is ready for a comeback then lace up homie! This wouldn’t be the first time we saw a player retire than try to make a comeback.

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