Talking Points: Roy wants to keep playing



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We get it that athletes aren’t ones to give up their craft easily. It’s usually not their decision to call it quits.

Case in point is Brandon Roy. Early word Saturday was that Roy’s career was all but over due to deteriorating knees.

Not so fast, said Roy, who issued a statement through the Minnesota Timberwolves that he will again attempt to find treatment and try to play in the NBA.

“My goal has been, and continues to be, to return to the basketball court as healthy as possible in order to help our team,” Roy said in a press release.

We only hope the best for B-Roy, but we just wish most athletes knew when to say when.


The top-ranked Stanford women’s basketball team hadn’t lost on their home floor since the Bush administration. And the women hadn’t suffered a home defeat of 20-plus points since the first Bush resided in the White House.

That aura of invincibility came to a numbing halt Saturday as the Cardinal’s nation-best 82-game home win streak was vaporized by second-ranked Connecticut.

“This is definitely beyond a wake-up call,” Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said.

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