FORMER BLAZER’S BRANDON ROY SHOT IN LEG WHILE PROTECTING KIDS

Former NBA All-Star guard Brandon Roy was injured in a shooting over the weekend in the Los Angeles area, according to multiple reports.

According to KING-TV, Roy was treated in Southern California before returning to Washington state, where he is a head coach at Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School. He is expected to recover.

Roy reportedly was a bystander in the shooting.

The Portland Trail Blazers, with whom Roy spent the majority of his career, issued a statement on Tuesday night in response to the reports:

“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. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon and his family during this time.”

Roy played five seasons in Portland before retiring in 2011 because of ongoing trouble with his knees. He attempted a comeback in 2012 and appeared in five regular-season games for the Minnesota Timberwolves, before undergoing another knee surgery. He was released in March 2013.

Roy took over Nathan Hale’s boys’ basketball program in 2016 and was named the Naismith National High School Coach of the Year after leading his team to an undefeated (29-0) record during the regular season.

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