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One of the biggest tragedies of the past decade in the NBA is injuries taking away Brandon Roy’s career. After winning the Rookie of the Year in 2007, Roy went onto make three straight All-Star appearances and was considered by many a top ten player in the league.
The Seattle native was on pace to be one of the greatest shooting guards of his era, and showed potential to be one of the greatest of all-time. Roy had it all; the handle, the jumper, the body, the grit, the clutch, the defense and competitive fire. He was a true star in the making. Unfortunately, his knees just never held up and he was forced to retire after just five seasons in the league.
On his 32nd birthday we look back at his career-night against the Phoenix Suns from back in 2008 in which he went off for 52 points.