Originally written on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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Although most people who identify themselves as fans of the Association root for a certain team, every so often; a player comes into the NBA, that fans hope will do well, regardless of the uniform he wears. Whether it is the joy they bring to the court, the work ethic they display, or people just perceive the player as a genuinely nice guy, those particular athletes transcend team loyalty. One of those players is Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Brandon Roy; a former All-Star that just a few years ago seemed to be on track to be an elite player in the NBA for years to come, only to have to announce his retirement last December. The former team leader and fan favorite from the Portland Trail Blazers, plagued by chronic knee problems and playing without any cartilage in either knee, was unable to play and chose to retire,then was paid in full by the team via the NBA amnesty clause. However, Roy went through  Regenokine treatments which is a non-surgical procedure to strengthen bo...
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