|Height||6 ft 11 in (2. The center, colloquially the five, is one of the standard positions in a regulation Basketball game A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Inches redirects here To see the Les Savy Fav album see Inches. 11 m)|
|Weight||270 lb (120 kg)|
|Born||March 10, 1982 |
Charleston, South Carolina
|High school||Glynn Academy HS|
|Draft||1st overall, 2001|
|Former teams||Washington Wizards (2001–2005)|
Los Angeles Lakers (2005–2008)
Kwame James Brown (born March 10, 1982 in Charleston, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International The pound or pound-mass (abbreviation lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States #) is a unit of Mass The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional Basketball team based in Memphis Tennessee. Events 241 BC - First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands - The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Charleston is a city in Charleston county in the US state of South Carolina. South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Glynn Academy is the second-oldest high school in Georgia, older than all except for the Academy of Richmond County in Augusta. Brunswick (ˌbrʌnswɪk is a city in the US state of Georgia and the County seat of Glynn County. The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule The 2001 NBA Draft took place on 27 June 2001 in New York City, New York. The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA team based in Los Angeles, California. Events 241 BC - First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands - The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Charleston is a city in Charleston county in the US state of South Carolina. South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional Basketball team based in Memphis Tennessee. The 6 ft 11 in (2. 11 m), 270 lb (120 kg/19 st) center was the 1st overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards, and was the first number one draft pick to be selected straight out of high school. The pound or pound-mass (abbreviation lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States #) is a unit of Mass The stone is a unit of Weight. It is part of the Imperial system of weights and measures used in the British Isles, and formerly used in most The center, colloquially the five, is one of the standard positions in a regulation Basketball game The 2001 NBA Draft took place on 27 June 2001 in New York City, New York. High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution He has played professionally for the Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies. The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA team based in Los Angeles, California. The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional Basketball team based in Memphis Tennessee.
Brown was consistently rated as the "best high school player" in his class, which also included high school standouts Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler. Eddy Curry Jr (born December 5 1982) is an American professional Basketball player in the NBA currently with the New York Tyson Cleotis Chandler (born October 2 1982 in Hanford California) is an American professional Basketball player for the New He was the High School player of the Year as a senior in Georgia. Brown finished his high school career at the historic Glynn Academy (located in Brunswick, Georgia) as the school's all-time leading rebounder (1,235) and shot-blocker (605), and also finished second all-time as a scorer and he was named to the 2001 McDonald's All-American Team. Glynn Academy is the second-oldest high school in Georgia, older than all except for the Academy of Richmond County in Augusta. Brunswick (ˌbrʌnswɪk is a city in the US state of Georgia and the County seat of Glynn County. The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule The McDonald's All-American Team is named each year for boys' and girls' High school basketball.
Originally signing a letter of intent to play for the University of Florida, he later declared for the 2001 NBA Draft. The University of Florida ( Florida or UF) is a public land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant major Research The 2001 NBA Draft took place on 27 June 2001 in New York City, New York. The Washington Wizards, under team president Michael Jordan, decided to use their first overall pick on him, becoming the first team to ever select a high-school prospect with the first overall pick. Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17 1963 is a retired American professional Basketball player and active businessman Additionally, the expectations upon Brown were increased by the fact that Jordan, acclaimed as the greatest basketball player ever, had chosen him. Following a pre-draft workout with the Wizards, it has been reported that Brown told Jordan or then-Wizards coach Doug Collins "if you draft me, you'll never regret it. Paul Douglas Collins (born July 28, 1951 in Christopher Illinois) is a former four-time NBA Basketball All-Star "
Perhaps as a result of hype and high expectations, Brown's rookie season was marred with a lack of maturity as well as criticism from both the media and Jordan. In his rookie year, Brown averaged 4. 5 points and 3. 5 rebounds per game and was already predicted to be a draft bust.
However, the Wizards believed in Brown's potential. In his second season as a professional, Brown saw more action in the league. He started 20 out of the 80 games he played and the total minutes he played doubled. Brown improved his numbers, posting averages of 7. 4 points and 5. 3 rebounds per game. In his third season, Brown continued to improve, posting career highs in both points (10. 9) and rebounds (7. 4). He also demonstrated his great potential during a game against the Sacramento Kings, during which he registered 30 points and 19 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are a professional Basketball team based in Sacramento California.
After his first three years in Washington, Brown's future with the Wizards appeared dubious, as he rejected a five-year, $30 million contract offer, electing instead to test the free-agent market when his contract expired after the season. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been In his fourth season, Brown took a noticeable step back in his development and was limited to 42 games due to injuries. His highest-scoring game of the season was only 19 points, compared to his season-high of 30 the year before, and he averaged just 7. 0 points per game. Late in the season, criticism increased; he feuded with Gilbert Arenas, other teammates, and his coach Eddie Jordan. Gilbert Jay Arenas Jr (born January 6, 1982, in Los Angeles, California) is a American professional Basketball player Edward Montgomery "Eddie" Jordan (born January 29 1955 in Washington D The local press did little to help the situation, and he became even less popular with fans.
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 Chicago Bulls are an American professional Basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois, playing in the Central Division of the Eastern 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.
On August 2, 2005, Brown and Laron Profit were traded to the Lakers in exchange for Caron Butler and Chucky Atkins. Events 338 BC - A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Bronta Laron Profit (born August 5 1977 in Charleston South Carolina) is a professional Basketball player in the NBA. James Caron Butler, widely known as Caron Butler (pronounced Kuh-RONN) (born March 13 1980) is an American professional Basketball Kenneth Lavon "Chucky" Atkins (born August 14 1974 in Orlando Florida) is an American professional Basketball player currently This move was met with some controversy from fans who disliked Brown's reputation and his label as an "under achiever. " In the beginning of the season, he averaged just above 6 points and 6 rebounds.
On December 26, 2005, he played his first game at the Washington Wizards' MCI Center (now known as Verizon Center) as a Laker. The Verizon Center (formerly MCI Center until March 5, 2006) is a sports and entertainment arena in Washington D The sold-out crowd of 20,173 fans loudly booed him upon entering the game and whenever he touched the ball. In the 2nd 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.  Brown called the reception "weak" and stated that "they should be cheering that I'm gone. " The Wizards won the game 94-91.
When Lakers center Chris Mihm went down with a season-ending ankle injury on March 12, 2006, Brown took over the starting center position. Christopher Steven Mihm (born July 16 1979 is a 7 ft (213 m 265 pound (120 kg American professional Basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers 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. Surprisingly, Kwame Brown became a central part of the LA Lakers seven game series with the Phoenix Suns. The Phoenix Suns are a professional Basketball team based in Phoenix Arizona. Although they would end 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 role 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. Andrew Bynum (born October 27 1987 in Plainsboro, New Jersey) is an American professional Basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles 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 has now flourished.
On February 1, 2008, Brown was traded along with Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie, the draft rights to Marc Gasol, the 2008 and 2010 first round draft picks for Pau Gasol and a second round pick in 2010. Events 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Javaris Cortez Crittenton (born December 31 1987 is an American professional Basketball player at Point guard for the NBA 's Memphis Grizzlies Aaron Fitzgerald McKie (born October 2 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional Basketball player in the NBA Marc Gasol Sáez (born January 29, 1985, in Barcelona, Spain) is a professional Basketball player for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies The 2008 NBA Draft was held on June 26, 2008 at the Washington Mutual Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New The NBA Draft is an annual North American event in which the National Basketball Association 's (NBA thirty teams (29 in the United States and one in Pau Gasol Sáez (pronounced POW gah-SOHL IPA gəˈzɔɫ (born July 6 1980 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is a 2  The trade was widely seen around the league as a steal for the Lakers, as they were able to obtain the star Gasol for the maligned Brown.
Season Team Salary
2001-02 Washington Wizards NBA $3,697,440
2002-03 Washington Wizards NBA $3,974,760
2003-04 Washington Wizards NBA $4,252,080
2004-05 Washington Wizards NBA $5,361,873
2005-06 Los Angeles Lakers NBA $7,500,000
2006-07 Los Angeles Lakers NBA $8,287,500
2007-08 LA/Memphis NBA $9,075,000
Career Total $42,148,653
Brown was under a Los Angeles Police Department investigation of a rape allegation in 2006. Rape, also referred to as Sexual assault, is an Assault by a person involving Sexual intercourse with or Sexual penetration of another person A woman reported that Brown sexually assaulted her after Game 3 first round of the Western Conference Playoffs against the Phoenix Suns.  He was cleared of all charges by the Los Angeles District Attorney's office on July 11, 2006. 
According to a police report, on the night of Saturday, January 13, 2007, Kwame Brown was accused by a man of throwing a cake at him. The man said that as he was carrying the 2 x 2 foot chocolate cake down the street in Hermosa Beach, California, he spotted Brown's Lakers teammate Ronny Turiaf who agreed to pose for a photograph with him. Hermosa Beach is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Ronny Turiaf (born January 13 1983 in Le Robert, Martinique) is a French Basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the The Lakers had been out celebrating Turiaf's birthday when Brown then arrived on the scene, who grabbed away the cake and threw it back at the man. The man offered no reason for the cake throw in the report.  It was said Brown was actually attempting to throw it at Turiaf as a joke, believing the cake belonged to him but missed.  They then dispersed, with Brown departing in a limousine. A "grand theft of a person" case was presented by detectives to the city attorney's office, but Brown was not prosecuted. Brown later compensated the man by buying him dinner at the Arena Club at the Staples Center. Staples Center is a multi-purpose sports Arena in Downtown Los Angeles California adjacent to the L 
Early on Saturday, September 29, 2007, Brown was arrested after his cousin Charles Warren Jr. was pulled over by police and charged in Valdosta, Georgia after being caught driving the opposite direction down a one-way street. Valdosta is the County seat of Lowndes County Georgia, United States. A police spokesperson said that during the investigation, Brown told police the car belonged to him and that he was not in the vehicle at the time of the incident. He became disruptive and tried to interfere with the inquiry. Brown was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with a police investigation. 
Salary Reference page: http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/brownkw01.html
|NBA first overall draft pick|
2001 NBA Draft
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Professional basketball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 10, 1982|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Charleston, South Carolina|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|