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Here's an amazing fact you can tell your friends.
Did you know that Kwame Brown was actually compared to Kevin Garnett coming out of high school?
No joke. The populace over at NBADraft.net wrote this about arguably the biggest bust in NBA history:
Like Garnett, KB has freakish athleticism. Already bulkier than Garnett and could turn into more of a Webber type post player. Very graceful running the floor. Tremendous leaping ability. Passes and handles extraordinarily well for a 6-11 player. May still be growing. Touch on shots is excellent, and should only improve. Post game is solid. Very good shot blocker.
As you well know, Brown turned out to be none of those things.
Instead, his skill set was more limited that the Great Khali's in the squared circle.
To his credit, Brown made a bunch of money during his playing days.
For whatever reason, he usually found a way to get lucrative contracts thrown his way—I'm looking at you Golden State Warriors.
Being drafted by the team Michael Jordan was partially in charge of—the Washington Wizards—had people believing that Kwame was going to be a star.
Turns out, all we got from his NBA career was a bunch of jokes from Phil Jackson and Stephen A. Smith.
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