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Kwame Brown

Kwame Brown

Kwame Brown

Kwame Brown is a successful online marketing and social media entrepreneur. His company, Abundant Writer, helps create effective content on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Kwame is also the author of two books, Leads Fire and Fireworks and The Ultimate Guide to Online Marketing.

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Kwame Hasani Brown (born March 10, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player who spent 12 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

When Lakers center Chris Mihm went down with a season-ending ankle injury on March 12, 2006, Brown took over the starting center position. During his stint as a center, he raised his averages from 6.1 points and 6.3 rebounds to 12.3 points and 9.1 rebounds and started every game for the Lakers in the playoffs. Brown became a central part of the Lakers seven-game series with the Phoenix Suns. Although they ended up losing the series, it had appeared that Kwame Brown's potential was beginning to show. The surprising consistency Brown showed while playing center prompted Phil Jackson to make Brown the starting center in the 2006–2007 season. Brown was injured at the beginning of the season and Mihm was also out with injury for the whole season, so the starting job at center was given to the young Andrew Bynum. After playing the majority of the minutes at center despite the bench role, he was given the starting job in early December. Brown again became injured in the 2007–08 season which allowed Bynum to start again at the center position where he flourished. However, when Bynum suffered a knee injury that appeared to jeopardize the Lakers' playoff chances, Brown regained his starting position. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

"NBA Draft 2001: Kwame Brown". NBA.com. Archived from the original on March 14, 2012. Retrieved July 24, 2021. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Kennedy, Alex (June 2, 2017). "Kwame Brown opens up about his NBA career, facing criticism, Michael Jordan and more". Hoops Hype. Retrieved March 30, 2018. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

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On December 26, 2005, he played his first game at the Washington Wizards' MCI Center (now known as Capital One Arena) as a Laker. The sold-out crowd of 20,173 fans loudly booed him upon entering the game and whenever he touched the ball. In the second quarter, Brown was looking the other way when teammate Sasha Vujačić threw a pass his way. The ball bounced off his head and landed out of bounds, which was met with loud cheers from the crowd. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

www.theguardian.com)The internet, however, has evened the playing field and Brown, at last, is happy to turn up the volume. When he wasn’t hitting back at his established and arriviste media critics, he was untangling interesting ideas like the impact of LeBron James’s activism on less celebrated players (“imagine the guy who’s on a 10-day contract who needs every bit of this money … not agreeing with LeBron …”); or relating the difficulties of navigating healthcare after the end of an NBA career – a salient point that was lost in the crossfire between him, Barnes, Jackson and Arenas. Again: Where has this guy been all along? And what is it about him that makes for such a convenient punching bag? (Source:

What’s more, it wasn’t as if Brown was on some post-playing quest to rewrite the warped popular narrative about him. He was minding his own business when Barnes and Jackson came for him. Now, I’m not telling you anything Brown doesn’t say himself. And not all of his counterattacks were in bounds. In addition to the n-bombs and other explosive insults, his meandering rants don’t hold back on expletives or casual misogyny. But if you can stomach that, you’re gonna love when he takes partial credit for Kobe’s 81-point game in 2006. Brown, a more than serviceable “dirty work” player, firmly believes Kobe would not have been able to post those numbers if Brown wasn’t his teammate setting hard screens. (Source: www.theguardian.com)

After going from Washington to LA, Brown played part of the 2007-08 season in Memphis and the next two years in Detroit. His best statistical campaign post-Wizards was his second year with the Lakers in 2006-07, when he averaged 8.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in 41 games. (Source: www.sportscasting.com)

“I think Anthony Davis is a very talented player. I think he is an explosive offensive player… he’s a great talent. But Anthony Davis, my opinion is, you’re no leader. Because you called this man Dwight Howard your brother? Let me explain what you just did for your brother. Dwight Howard is a veteran in this league. OK? That should come with a little bit of respect. Dwight Howard played over 15 years now? You’re not running up on no god d–n rookie. You running up on a grown a– man. What I saw was a man trying to assert his leadership… but he did it like a boy. You don’t really know how to talk to people… The moment you’d walk up to me and you put your hand on my chest, hitting my chest. We ain’t talking about basketball no more.” (Source: www.si.com)

Over the years many people have come to see Kwame Brown as an NBA joke, bust, and total screw-up, but something seems a little odd. Kwame Brown was the number 1 player selected in the 2001 draft by the Washington Wizards and was not just selected by anybody...but my Michael Jordan. Something seems strange about that, M.J. isn't that stupid. Also Kwame Brown has always been said to have incredible potential with a huge frame along with incredible athleticism for his size. So how could someone with such super human abilities find a way to completely suck? How could this have happened? David Stern!!! Stern knew of Kwame's attributes and knew that such complete dominance alongside Michael Jordan would create another dynasty and cause NBA viewers to lose interest knowing their team had no chance. Stern threatened Kwame saying he would frame him for the murders of Michael Vick's dog Holocaust and take his soul and give it to the devil. Kwame (not being of a high intellect) believed Stern and held back from playing at a high level. Kwame has felt so violated that over time he has become a "complete loser" or also known as the Ryan Leaf of the NBA. The L.A. Lakers felt trading Caron Butler for Kwame Brown was like trading a Scooby snack for a sirloin steak. They thought the Wizards were just too stupid to know how to use him, unaware of David Stern's tyranny over the Kwamster. Over time the Lakers found out he was garbage and traded him and some other crap for Pau Gasol, which was also considered to be like trading a Scooby snack for a sirloin steak. The addition of Gasol helped the Lakers get to finals only to be violated by the likes of Leon Powe. Kwame was sent to the Grizzlies, the worst team not named the Sonics. Stern has considered lifting his threat since he is on the Grizzlies, but is still afraid that Kwame's majestic powers will even be able to guide the Grizzly Bears into basketball immortality. Stern has been debating on whether or not to give Kwame a shot, but he knows that once Kwame is unleashed he will become unstoppable. We will find out next year on Stern's final decision. (Source: bleacherreport.com)

 

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