Brandon Roy Shot Shielding Kids From Gunfire

Before a knee injury cut a budding career short, Brandon Roy was known for his heroics as a three-time All-Star for the Portland Trail Blazers. A few years removed from the NBA, Roy is still doing heroic acts off the basketball court.

According to multiple reports, Roy is recovering after being wounded in a shooting over the weekend in the Los Angeles area.

Seattle’s KING 5 TV initially reported the news, providing additional detail that Roy was hit in the leg while shielding several children during what was described as a random shooting outside his grandmother’s home. He is reportedly recovering in Washington state.

Roy played six seasons for the Blazers and rose to the top of the game, before a series of injuries forced his premature retirement at the age of 28. Now 32, Roy is the basketball coach at Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School.

And apparently, he’s a big-time hero this morning for much more than anything he once accomplished on a basketball court. Lets wish him the best in recovery.

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.