Here's the deal: Last week I wrote a scouting report of the Blazers that extolled the virtues of Brandon Roy. A subsequent question was emailed to FOXSports.com asking me to explain why I had previously called Roy a "flop" just about "a year ago" midway through his rookie season. Consulting my files, I found another appraisal of the Blazers that I had done in January 2006, in which Roy's potential was praised and his areas of weakness also cited. Nowhere in this particular article did I call him a flop.
Subsequent bloggers pointed out that I had indeed used the phrase in describing Roy a few weeks later during my mid-term ratings. Upon checking this additional source, I realized that I had indeed dismissed Roy (as well as Martell Webster) as "flops." My thanks to all of you attentive readers out there!
As everybody who reads my columns no doubt knows, I am very passionate about the game. That's why I express myself so strongly.
To make up for the mistake, maybe Charley can ask his good buddy Phil Jackson to add Brandon Roy to his All-Star ballot.