Categories: Art+Culture

Enter the Brandon Roy Dynasty

written by Kevin Max


As a teenager in Seattle, Brandon Roy worked on the docks, cleaning shipping containers while quietly nurturing his dream of playing college and professional basketball. By 2006, he was bound for the NBA, having graduated from University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in American Ethnic Studies. So great was Roy’s impact at UW that the university retired his jersey, an act that had been done only once before in UW basketball’s 108-season history.

Roy, 25, is a 6’ 6” guard in his fourth season with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Seattle native hit stride last season with a teamleading average of 22.6 points per game and was named to the All NBA second team, the first Trail Blazer since Clyde Drexler (1991-92) to make an All NBA team. By mid November of the current season, Roy was already pouring in 27 points per game and laying the foundation for a Roy Dynasty with the Trail Blazers.

TOP 5

1. Eating out: Benihana.
2. Movies: I love movies. I love everything: comedies, action, horror—anything but romance.
3. Going to the park with my two kids.
4. Bowling in Lake Oswego at Players. Bowling average: 150, give or take.
5. Midnight shopping: I just like to grocery shop late at night. I love it. No one’s there, and I can find what I need a lot quicker.

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