Yes, Kwame Brown is a big body, and at one point in his life he was a talented player. Unfortunately, that point happened to be when he was 17 years old. Here's a rundown of what Kwame has accomplished since being the #1 overall pick in 2001:
- Became undoubtedly Michael Jordan's worst personnel move as an executive. Michael Jordan is a terrible executive.
- Has averaged all of 58 games played per season since entering the league.
- Has career averages of 7.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
- From his Wikipedia page:
"During the first round of the 2005 playoffs, in which they played against the Chicago Bulls, the Wizards played a video before their first game of the series, in which Arenas instructed the fans not to boo Brown when he entered the game. The fans complied, even though Brown played only four minutes in the game. In the next several days after the game, Brown skipped a practice and a shootaround, as well as the next game, claiming that he thought he would punch Arenas if he entered the game. He skipped another practice with a supposed stomach ailment, only to be seen later that night at a Chinese eatery. The Wizards responded by suspending Brown for the rest of the playoffs."
- Was involved in one of more lopsided trades in recent memory when the Lakers gave up Caron Butler (an All-Star last season) and Chucky Atkins for Brown and Laron Profit.
- Involved in a cake caper.
- Pissed off Lakers fans to the point where they screamed in horror every time he shot the ball:
- Inspired a website.
- Involved in the most lopsided trade in anyone's memory, getting dealt to the Memphis Grizzlies along with Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie, Marc Gasol, and a couple draft picks for All-Star forward Pau Gasol. The Lakers go from borderline playoff team to 2008 Western Conference Champions.
- The Grizzlies choose to allow Brown to walk as a free agent after playing all of 15 games in a Memphis uniform.