Tape holds up the two snapshots, much like those that dot the locker of a high school sophomore.
Except this locker has no front, and it's full of basketball gear that hasn't been touched in months. This is Brandon Roy's cubby, at the far end of the Timberwolves' locker room, and those are picture of his two children, Brandon Jr., 5, and Mariah, 4. They're the little boy and little girl who've watched, however unknowingly, as their father has morphed from NBA star into forced retirement and now into his current incarnation: stuck in limbo.
I will begin this by saying one thing: I do not know the answer. Nor does anyone else, really, not definitively. I don't know the answer to what Roy is going through, to the question of whether he actually believed he was healthy, or more important whether he actually felt healthy.
What I do know is that I'm the daughter of a surgeon and a skeptic and that I was taught to question things, hence this questioning. ...