Brandon Roy and Nate Robinson are Husky basketball legends. Both spoke to UW alumni and fans at an exclusive post-game Q&A following the Portland Trail Blazers-Oklahoma City Thunder game April 1 at the Rose Garden.
It was all part of the UW Alumni Association’s fifth annual Husky Night with the Trail Blazers. Brandon Roy, an All-Star for the Blazers, has been our star here since he was drafted by Portland in 2006. Nate Robinson, the only player in NBA history to win three Slam Dunk contests, just so happened to be in town with the Thunder.
And, yes, since the game was against the Thunder (who used to be the Seattle SuperSonics – grrrr!), many loyal Sonics fans showed up wearing their green and gold.
Two Husky legends in an intimate setting—this is what the UWAA is all about!
More than 100 people came out for the event, which began with a Husky Happy Hour in downtown Portland. We raffled off a few great prizes, including a Brandon Roy autographed jersey and a picture with Brandon after the game. The Blazers rallied for a 98–91 victory after being down 11 points at halftime.
The Q&A following the game was a lot of fun. Everyone was pleasantly surprised when Brandon was joined by Nate Robinson, who was recently traded to the Thunder. Together, they answered questions like: “What did you think of Isaiah Thomas going to the NBA?” and, “What was your favorite memory as a Husky?”
As always, it was a very exciting and fun-filled evening. Go Huskies!