He was an essential part of the Lakers bench, averaging 8.7 points a game on a mere 19 minutes of playing time.
Now, just hours before the lockout officially goes into effect, Brown has decided to opt out of the final year of his contract and enter the cold and lonely world of free agency.
Brown told reporters it was the best decision for himself:
We made the best decision for me and everybody around me. It's an interesting time to do this because of the lockout, but I think this is the best thing for me to do right now.
I haven't ruled out the Lakers; I don't know if they will rule me out. I'm staying open.
Now let's take a look at five jerseys he will potentially be wearing whenever the 2011-2012 season gets underway.