Former NBA All-Star Brandon Roy Injured While Protecting Kids In LA Shooting

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Former NBA All-Star guard and current coach of Nathan Hale High in Seattle, Brandon Roy, is expected to recover after being injured in a shooting this past weekend in Los Angeles.

According to USA Today's Sam Amick, Roy was shot in the leg while shielding some kids outside of his grandmother's house.

“Like many others, we’re just learning of the injury suffered by former Trail Blazers player Brandon Roy in a shooting over the weekend in California,” the Trail Blazers said in a statement. “According to those reports, Brandon was wounded as a bystander but is expected to recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon and his family during this time.”

The 32-year-old Roy only played six seasons in the league due to injuries but his impressive resume includes a Rookie Of The Year award, three All-Star appearances, two All-NBA honors and this 2010 quote from Kobe Bryant, when he was asked who the toughest player in the league is to guard: Roy 365 days, seven days a week. Roy has no weaknesses in his game.

In his first year of coaching high school basketball, Roy won the Naismith Coach Of The Year award after leading his team to an undefeated season and state championship.