Brandon Roy unexpectedly appeared at the Trail Blazers' game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, his first visit to the Rose Garden since his abrupt retirement at the opening of training camp.
The three-time All-Star sat courtside with wife Tiana and was given a standing ovation when he was shown on the video scoreboard. Team owner Paul Allen was among those standing.
Roy, who played all five of his NBA seasons in Portland and was the face of the franchise, was dogged by pain in both of his knees for the past two seasons. When the league lockout was resolved and training camp was set to open in December, he suddenly decided to call it quits.
At the time, he issued a statement that was released by the team, but he did not appear publicly.
''My family and health are most important to me and in the end this decision was about them and my quality of life,'' he said in the statement.
Roy maintained his silence with reporters Tuesday, but signed autographs and shook the han...