I got down to Portland last week and had a good conversation with former-Husky/new-Blazer Brandon Roy. That story is in today's paper.
However, even though it's a pretty long story, I thought Brandon said some interesting things that I didn't quite have space for.
Since one of the great advantages of this blog is the unlimited space, here are a few of those quotes that didn't make it:
ON BEING A ROOKIE LEADER: "It seems like right now it's everybody's team, we're all trying to be involved. But I think it's something a rookie can do – leading by example and leading by his play, not the rah-rah or telling guys to be in position. He has to come to pracice early, be the last guy to leave and he has to work hard. In that sense, I think a rookie can lead the team. You have to respect the veterans. You have to gain their trust. You almost have to do everything right."
ON REMAINING A UW FOOTBALL FAN: "I think they're doing great. I'm sitting at the house going crazy because Huksy football is doing good again. I tell people here, I'm a football guy. I love college football, so it makes me extremely happy that they're doing well."
ON WEARING THE NUMBER 7: "I picked seven because I wore four in high school and I wore three in college. I really wanted 3. My nickname even turned into B-3, so I'm like 'I even have to change my whole nickname now.' I think seven will work out. I wore seven in AAU."
ON FORMER UW TEAMMATE BOBBY JONES (now in the Philadelphia 76ers camp): "He does the intangibles, he does all the things other guys don't want to do. I said, 'Bobby you keep doing that and you're going to be playing out there.' And he's like, 'You're right, I'm going to keep it up.'"