Brandon Roy returns to Delridge to dedicate renovated court


Just back from the Delridge Community Center basketball courts south of the Southwest Youth and Family Services building, where a refurbished court with that colorful center was just dedicated by its namesake Brandon Roy (WSB preview here). The 24-year-old former West Seattleite, now Portland Trail Blazer, returned to his old neighborhood to pose for photos galore with family — including his toddler son “BJ” (Brandon Junior) — friends, and sponsors, signing some autographs along the way. It wasn’t quite the Kodak, er, Facebook moment when somebody asked him to try a shot:

In fairness, he may be a bit rusty – he’s recovering from knee surgery that happened just last month (full details on his official “B Roy” website). And in addition to looking ahead to the new NBA season next month — he and fiancee Tiana Bardwell also are expecting their second child, a baby girl due in January. Here’s what he had to say during the ceremonial portion of today’s event:

2 Replies to "Brandon Roy returns to Delridge to dedicate renovated court"

  • JO September 17, 2008 (7:51 pm)

    Thanks Brandon! Go Bulldogs & Trailblazers!

  • jai September 18, 2008 (9:25 am)

    Ditto. Brandon Roy is a professional athlete we can and should all be proud of. A seeming rarity in today’s world.

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