T-Wolves's Brandon Roy Facebook post peppered with brutal comments
Unfortunately, this may end up being the highlight of B-Roy's tenure with the Timberwolves.
When Brandon Roy signed with the Timberwolves last summer, fans were optimistic. Though the 27-year-old superstar had retired less than a year earlier, citing incurable problems with his degenerative knees, he reportedly looked good while hoopin' with fellow NBA players over the summer and said all the right things during his introductory news conference.
"I'm not saying I'm Kobe Bryant, but my body felt really good," Roy said. "I've been working out ever since [having a procedure on the knees done early this year], and there hasn't been any swelling. I'm excited I got it done."
That optimism, unfortunately, was extremely short-lived, and has now been transformed into outright bitterness.
Roy played just five games for the T-Wolves before knee pain forced him to shut it down. Soon after, he underwent his seventh knee surgery. In late December, he attempted yet another comeback, but continuing knee pain derailed it before he was able to appear in another game.
Roy is getting paid $5 million this year and remains on the Wolves's roster. Whether he'll actually play again this season is anybody's guess, but in the meantime, he's still making appearances at community events on behalf of the team he played all of five games for.
Today, Timberwolves PR tried to promote one of Roy's recent community appearances on the team's Facebook page. But judging by the comments left on the post, they probably wish they wouldn't have:
Ouch. Goes to show that no matter how good of a person a professional athlete is, they're ultimately judged by their performance and little else. Criticism comes with the territory when you're making $5 mil for not playing, but in B-Roy's case, the mind and spirit are clearly willing; unfortunately, his body just seems to be unable.
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