Kwame Brown’s career has been somewhat disappointing to say the least… From being 1st Pick in the 2001 NBA Draft, high expectations & comparisons being thrown around about him being a “more complete Kevin Garnett” through bouncing around 7 franchises all over the NBA & never really solidifying himself a home.
His contracts are what some would argue are slightly bigger contracts than his talent constitutes… However, being a semi-serviceable 7ft veteran, in the current NBA you can often find yourself being slightly overpaid.
However, it was his 2 1/2 season tenure at the Los Angeles Lakers that he will perhaps be known for best. After being traded for future All-Star Caron Butler, the Lakers would use Kwame as a project to see if they could help him find some of that potential & develop him into a decent NBA bigman.
It didn’t work & Kwame was shipped off to Memphis for Pau Gasol.
Kobe was never happy with Kwame, often giving him a mouthful on & off the court… Even in October this year, he had something to say about Kwame’s $6m contract offer by the 76ers:
“I don’t know how he convinced Philadelphia to cough up $7 million a year,” said Kobe, inflating Kwame’s salary. “They want to lock us out, but they’ll pay him $7 million.”
However, it was today that Kwame finally got some redemption on the team that coughed him up & who’s fans & players constantly remind him how bad he was at his time there… The Lakers were in Philly, it was Brown’s time to shine, Dwight Howard posted up on him… and… the rest is history.
It may not be much, but rest assured, Kwame Brown will sleep well tonight… on a bed full of money…
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