Brandon Roy, one of the best shooting guards in Trail Blazers' history, was reportedly shot in the leg while he tried to protect kids during the gang-related fight over the past weekend.
Roy is recovering in hospital now, and he will be back in Washington where he is a high school basketball coach, according to the reports.
King 5 TV in Seattle, where Roy is now a successful high school basketball coach, reported this.
He was shot while at an outdoor gathering in the Los Angeles area. We were told, Roy was an innocent bystander in what may be a gang related shooting.
Roy was treated in southern California but has already returned to Washington while he recovers.
Someone opened fire randomly outside his grandmother’s house, and he was shielding some of the kids who were there, the person said.
Picked sixth overall in the 2006 NBA Draft, Brandon Roy was a talented shooting guard that went to college at the University of Washington. Roy, unfortunately like many others, suffered from knee injuries throughout his NBA career which led to him retire at the age of 28. Roy finished his career a 3-time All-Star who also won the Rookie of the Year award during the 2006-2007 season. Roy averaged 18.8 ppg and 4.7 apg during his 326-game NBA career.