Thursday, December 16th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  21 responses

Brandon Roy Apologizes for ‘Inappropriate’ Comments

Roy‘s frustration bubbled over on Monday night following a loss. He stood up and apologized to the team for his words. The Oregonian reports: “Brandon Roy on Wednesday concluded the Trail Blazers’ shootaround by standing in front of the team and apologizing for making what he called ‘inappropriate’ comments after Monday night’s loss in Memphis. ‘I just told them some things that I said were inappropriate, and I have to be smarter about that,’ Roy said. ‘We are all frustrated. But the biggest key, and the biggest message was we have to stick together with this.’ In Memphis, after he went 3-for-16 from the field and scored seven points, Roy said he was frustrated with the team’s offensive game plan, and questioned whether the team’s personnel fit his style. Roy met first with coach Nate McMillan at the team hotel on Wednesday morning to talk about the team’s offense. During their meeting, Roy told the coach he wanted to address the team following the morning shootaround. ‘I felt it needed to be addressed,’ Roy said. ‘So I apologized about the comments that were made. I told them I don’t want to be pointing fingers at anybody. This is a situation where I’m not playing the way I want to play, and we are all frustrated. Nobody wants to lose. But I was wrong for what I said, and I will definitely take full responsibility. It shouldn’t have been said.’”

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  • Lucas

    Classy move by a classy guy.

  • http://www.twitter.com/JoshElam JE

    what did he originally say that was inappropriate?

  • Jer dawg

    I’d like to be the fly on the wall when he made “inappropriate” comments. But, this is hoops issue, thankfully and not some scandal. Speak your mind, Brandon.

  • http://Www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Dude has proven time and time again he is not a “classy guy”. But people still wanna insist on calling him that for some reason.

  • T-Money

    Brandon Roy is a very selfish player. That is all.

  • riggs

    @Enigmatic: where’s your evidence thats on the contrary?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Co-sign T-Money and Enigmatic. Y’all know I”ve been saying it for a while.

  • http://slamonline.com Tracy

    blow me

  • http://slamonline.com Tracy

    brandon roy is a bum that is all

  • http://Mrjones21901@aol.com Run’n'Gun219

    Somebody needs to set up a meeting with him, Grant Hill, Penny Hardaway, and Alan Houston. So they can tell him the effects of playing with these type of injuries… it doesnt turn out good homie. BRoy u have to shut it down for a while homie

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    He needs to understand his role has to change in order for the Blazers to be successful. Might even have to crank it down to 20 min/game off the bench.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    When you can see that the end is nearer than it is farther, perceived negative emotions can take over the soul.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    He basically trashed dre miller

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Co-sign Tarzan

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    classy individual

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @Enigmatic, care to list that time and time again bro?? you don’t attack someones character without giving reason dude.

  • permaculture james

    4 pts against Dallas? ugh. This is not the player Kobe has lauded. I hate to say this but 20 min off the bench sounds good to me too. He can use leadership to kick the second string in the pants- they need it.

  • http://www.pablasso.com pablasso

    The blazers play better when Dre handles the ball than when Roy does it and he doesn’t get over it. He doesn’t care about wins, just about his numbers.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Classy.. He just got frustrated that the team is not considered a contender.. Pick-up a few wins and all will be forgotten.. Blazers wouldn’t have reached the playoffs last year if it wasn’t for Dre Miller (and Juwan Howard) Roy needs to accept his role as a 2 guard, not a point.. I think he’s starting to “get it”

  • Seven Duece

    I guess he’d be more classy if he ran full bore into a player standing still under the basket…

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    If you read what he said, he ain’t classy.