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Bad luck plays a huge role in sports. Whether it be the ball spinning off the rim or the ball glancing off your knee, randomness is part of the game. It is no more tragic than in the case of injury.
Brandon Roy has bad luck.
This supremely talented guard had everything in front of him and his back-to-back 20 points per game seasons had him trending upward and looking at a certainly bright future. Injuries can do a nasty thing to a promising career.
After playing in only 47 games last season, averaging 12.2 points per game on 40.0 percent shooting, it seemed Roy's career was entering a tragic end. Roy tried to comeback last year and had a surprisingly strong game in the Playoff comeback against the eventual champion Dallas. Roy wanted to play this year, but announced his knees had deteriorated to such a point that he could not suit up for the Blazers any more.
And so, one of the most promising players in the NBA hung up his shoes and retired because of continuing injuries to ...
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