Brandon Roy Reportedly Shot in Gang Related Shooting in LA

Brandon Roy was one of the most promising point guards in the NBA once a upon a time.  However a slew of injuries eventually led to his retirement.  Roy’s knee never held up and he was forced out of the game far too early in his career.   However, Roy’s been one of the amazing stories of life outside the NBA.  Roy made over $80 million in his NBA career and easily could have walked off into some sunny paradise for retirement.  But he didn’t retire.

Roy became one of the most successful high school coaches in the country.  In April the final high-school boys basketball poll was released and Roy’s team Nathan Hale retained its top overall spot. It’s not a consensus, but the Raiders, who were 3-18 last year, can regard themselves as the best boys basketball team in the country.  His team went 29-0.  Not bad.

Unfortunately today there’s bad news from Roy’s camp:

According to TMZ

Ex-NBA player Brandon Roy was reportedly hit by gunfire in what is believed to be a gang-related shooting in L.A. over the weekend … but he’s expected to recover. The 32-year-old former Portland Trailblazers player was hanging out at an outdoor event, according to KING-TV … when gunshots rang out and Roy was struck. Reports say he was an innocent bystander. The Trailblazers have issued a statement saying, “Like many others, we’re just learning of the injury suffered by former Trail Blazers player Brandon Roy in a shooting over the weekend in California.”

“According to those reports, Brandon was wounded as a bystander, but is expected to recover.”

We’ll keep you posted as more details emerge

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