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Brandon Roy Biography

Birthdate: July 23, 1984
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington

The Portland Trailblazers are one of the NBA's hottest teams and second-year star, Brandon Roy, is a big reason for that. Find out more on B-Roy!

Childhood

Brandon grew up in Seattle, Washington, where he developed a love for basketball at a young age. One of his closest childhood friends was Nate Robinson, who now plays for the New York Knicks. Brandon attended Garfield High School, where he became one of the best players in the state of Washington's history. After graduation, Brandon flirted with the idea of going straight to the NBA Draft, but reconsidered and signed with nearby, University of Washington. After four stellar seasons with the Huskies (where he was an All American his senior year), Brandon was chosen sixth overall in the 2006 Draft to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was immediately traded to the Portland Trailblazers.

NBA Career

Brandon wasted no time proving he was the real deal. In the 2006 Vegas Summer League he stole the show, averaging 19 point per game and shooting an unheard of 65 percent from the field. His impressive play continued on to the regular season as he averaged a very balanced 16.8 point, 4.4 rebounds and 4 assists per game. He was named the 2006-2007 Rookie of the Year - receiving 127 of 128 first place votes. In his sophomore campaign, Brandon raised his game to a whole new level. Aside from improving his nearly all of his stats, he has become the leader of the Blazers team which has grown into one of the best teams in the league. If Brandon keeps leading the Blazers to wins, he will be considered for the MVP award in just his second season!

All Around Threat

Brandon is one of the most fundamentally sound players in the league. To come in the league with his versatile skill set and maturity are very rare and he is a prime example why it is better to play all four years of college before entering the NBA Draft. He is also a natural leader on the court and off the court, he is class act who is very involved in his community.

Did U Know?

  • Brandon Roy is 6'6" tall and weighs 225 pounds.
  • Brandon Roy and his girlfriend Tiana Barwell are the proud parents to a young son, Brandon Jr.
  • Brandon Roy's nicknames are The Natural and B-Roy.
  • Brandon Roy idolized Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Ray Allen as a kid.
  • Brandon Roy has an endorsement deal with Nike.
  • Brandon Roy wears the number 7 on his uniform.
  • Brandon Roy's favorite movie is The Departed.

Brandon Roy Says...

"Me, I'm just a humble guy. I'm not into tattoos, I'm not really into chains and things like that - I'm not saying guys that do that are wrong, it's just not me. I'm just going to be myself. I'm not going to try and be like anyone else. And that just works for me."

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LUCYQWERTY123
well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
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1PhanTrash
It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
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1PhanTrash
"Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
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Wolf74
Wolf74 posted in Dance:
use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
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Enki
Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
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