Kwame Brown: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
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Is Kwame Brown the worst #1 pick ever? For that consideration, it means he was a bigger mistake than Sam Bowie over Jordan. Bigger than Olowokandi over Paul Pierce & Vince Carter or bigger than Greg Oden over Kevin Durant!
How can a player with 12 NBA seasons on his resume and paychecks from 7 different teams possibly be the worst ever? Well, he is the player that (reportedly) used to cry when Michael Jordan would verbally abuse him. He is the player who once sat out a game because of “acne?” He is the player who once told Kobe he didn’t want the ball because he was “nervous.”
Kobe Via Washington Post
“So we go back to the timeout and I’m [upset], right? He goes, ‘I was wide open.’ ‘Yeah, I know.’ This is how I’m talking to him, like, during the game. I said, ‘You’re going to be open again, Kwame, because Rasheed is just totally ignoring you.’ He said, ‘Well, if I’m open don’t throw it to me.’ I was like, ‘Huh?’ He said, ‘Don’t throw it to me.’ I said, ‘Why not?’ He said, well, ‘I’m nervous. If I catch it and they foul me, I won’t make the free throws.’ I said, ‘Hell no!’
“I go to Phil [Jackson], I say, ‘Hey Phil, take him out of the game.’ He’s like, ‘Nah, let him figure it out.’ So, we lose the game, I go the locker room, I’m steaming. Steaming. I’m furious.
Enough said. Let’s give him the title.
But to be fair, like Kwame the rapper before Biggie destroyed him with a single line, Kwame Brown was a beast in his teen years and had his moments in the NBA. So let’s revisit some of those good moments….and then the not-so good moments.
LAKERS: KOBE TELLS A STORY ABOUT PLAYING WITH KWAME
KWAME BOO’ED IN LA
KWAME ON FIRE
BOBCATS: SJAX TELLS HIM TO SHUT UP
THE KWAME DRAFT
LAKERS TRADE KWAME BROWN: STEPHEN A SMITH RIPS KWAME AS THEY SHOW BLOOPER REEL