Brown signing a basketball during his tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers
|No. 1 – Delaware Blue Coats|
|Position||Shooting guard / Point guard|
|League||NBA G League|
November 29, 1985 |
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Proviso East (Maywood, Illinois)|
|College||Michigan State (2003–2006)|
|NBA draft||2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall|
|Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers|
|2008||→Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|2009–2011||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2014||San Antonio Spurs|
|2014||New York Knicks|
|2018–present||Delaware 87ers / Delaware Blue Coats|
|Career highlights and awards|
Waipahu Shannon Brown (born November 29, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Delaware Blue Coats of the NBA G League. He attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois, was named Illinois Mr. Basketball in 2003, and played college basketball for Michigan State University. He was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 25th overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft.
- 1 High school and college career
- 2 NBA career
- 3 NBA career statistics
- 4 Music video and film appearances
- 5 Personal life
- 6 References
- 7 External links
High school and college career
Cleveland Cavaliers (2006–2008)
Brown was drafted in the first round with the 25th pick of the 2006 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Appearing in only 23 games (5 starts) in his debut season, he showed promise, scoring in double figures twice (10 points vs. New York on November 29 and 14 vs. Toronto on 3/3), but was hampered by an injury to his shin.
Brown was assigned to the NBA Development League's Albuquerque Thunderbirds on March 2, 2007 but was recalled by the Cavaliers a day later. In his sole game as a Thunderbird, Brown scored 14 points with four rebounds and six assists. Brown returned to the NBA Development League, this time with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, on January 11, 2008. In four games as a Viper, He averaged 23.5 points, including a 37-point performance against the Dakota Wizards on January 16. He was recalled by the Cavaliers on January 17.
Chicago Bulls (2008)
On February 21, 2008, Brown was traded to the Chicago Bulls as part of a 3-team deal between the Bulls, the Cavaliers, and the Sonics. The Sonics received Cavs forward Ira Newble, Cavs forward Donyell Marshall, and Bulls forward Adrian Griffin. The Cavs received Bulls center Ben Wallace, Bulls forward Joe Smith, the Bulls' 2009 2nd round pick (which turned out to be Danny Green), Sonics forward Wally Szczerbiak, and Sonics guard Delonte West. While the Bulls received Brown, Cavs forward Drew Gooden, Cavs guard Larry Hughes, and Cavs forward Cedric Simmons.
Charlotte Bobcats (2008–2009)
Los Angeles Lakers (2009–2011)
Brown's playing time with the Lakers was initially limited. Towards the end of the season, Brown experienced an upswing of playtime. In the 5 final games of the season, Brown played for an average of 16.4 minutes. With those minutes, he averaged 7.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists.
Brown's increased playtime would carry on to the playoffs. In the opening game in the first round match up against the Jazz, Brown played 22 minutes. He had 9 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds and a steal. He finished the series averaging 17.4 minutes, 7.2 points, 1.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and one steal per game.
On July 6, 2009, Brown agreed to return to the Lakers for two years and $4.2 million.
It was announced on January 18, 2010 that he was selected to compete in the Sprite Slam Dunk Competition at Dallas in the 2010 All-Star weekend. On the same day, he led the Lakers with 22 points in their 98–92 win against the Orlando Magic. Brown participated in the dunk contest on February 13, 2010, but did not advance beyond the first round.
On February 16, 2010, in a game against the Golden State Warriors, Brown scored a career high 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. He won his second championship at the end of the season.
On August 8, 2010, Brown signed a two-year deal with the Lakers worth $4.6 million. During that season, he averaged 8.7 points in 19 minutes per game. He scored a season-high 21 points in two separate games against the Milwaukee Bucks (Nov. 16) and the Chicago Bulls (Nov. 23). During the postseason, Brown averaged 7 points per game. In the Lakers last two games against the Dallas Mavericks, Brown scored 10 and 15 points respectively before his team was swept.
On June 30, 2011, Brown elected not to exercise his option to extend his contract with the Lakers for the 2011–12 season.
Phoenix Suns (2011–2013)
After the 2011 NBA lockout ended on December 8, 2011, the Phoenix Suns signed Shannon Brown to a one-year contract. On March 15, 2012, Brown led the Suns with 21 points in a tough 91–87 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. On March 27, 2012, Brown scored a career high 32 points, with five 3-pointers, in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs. On April 7, 2012, Brown would score 20 points in the third quarter against his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers. He would lead the team with 24 points in a blowout 125-105 victory. Two days later, Brown would grab seven rebounds for the Suns (tied for the team game-high with Marcin Gortat) in a blowout 114-90 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
On July 25, 2012, Brown agreed to re-sign with Phoenix on a two-year deal worth $7 million. On November 7, 2012, Brown hit six straight three-pointers in the fourth quarter to lead the team in points with 24 and help them win 117-110 against his former team, the Charlotte Bobcats. Two days later, he scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter of a 107-105 victory against another former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. This was the first time he scored 20 or more points in consecutive games.
On October 25, 2013, Brown was traded, along with Marcin Gortat, Malcolm Lee, and Kendall Marshall, to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Emeka Okafor and a 2014 first-round draft pick. Brown, Lee, and Marshall were all waived by the Wizards three days later.
San Antonio Spurs (2014)
On February 1, 2014, Brown signed a 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs. On February 12, 2014, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Spurs. After Brown's second 10-day contract expired, the Spurs decided to part ways with him.
New York Knicks (2014)
On February 27, 2014, Brown signed a 10-day contract with the New York Knicks. On March 10, 2014, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Knicks. On March 20, 2014, he signed with the Knicks for the rest of the season. On July 23, 2014, he was waived by the Knicks.
Miami Heat (2014)
NBA G League (2016–present)
On November 16, 2017, Brown was added to the roster of the Milwaukee Bucks G-League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd. On January 26, 2018, he was traded to the Delaware 87ers, making his debut that same day.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|†||Denotes seasons in which Brown won an NBA championship|
Music video and film appearances
Brown has a son, named Shannon Christopher Brown and a daughter named Laiyah Shannon Brown, as well as two stepsons (via his marriage to Monica), Rodney Ramone Hill III and Romelo Montez Hill. Brown's younger brother Sterling played college basketball at SMU for Shannon's former Bobcats coach Larry Brown, and now plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA.
Since 2010, Brown has been in a relationship with R&B singer Monica. The pair met in June 2010 when Brown was consulted to star as her love interest in the music video for the single "Love All Over Me". In October 2010, Monica confirmed her engagement to Brown via Twitter, posting a photo of her rose-cut diamond ring. On November 22, 2010, Monica and Brown were married in a secret ceremony at their Los Angeles home. The marriage, however, did not become a matter of public record until January 21, 2011, when Brown told the Hip-Hop Non-Stop TV-Show. The couple had a second wedding ceremony for family and friends in July 2011.
- "Illinois Mr. Basketball first-round draft history". Chicago Tribune. June 27, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
- Shannon Brown Recruiting Profile
- "Shannon Brown Bio". NBA. Archived from the original on 9 August 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2010.
- "Cavaliers Assign Shannon Brown To Albuquerque Thunderbirds". Nba.com. 2007-03-02. Archived from the original on 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
- "Shannon Brown Assigned to Vipers". Nba.com. 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
- "Cavaliers Recall Shannon Brown". Nba.com. Archived from the original on 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
- "Vipers Overcome Wizards' Spell at D-League Showcase". Nba.com. 2009-11-27. Archived from the original on 2012-11-11. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
- "Cavaliers Recall Brown from Vipers". Nba.com. 2008-01-17. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
- "Bulls acquire Gooden and Hughes in three-team trade". NBA.com. 2008-02-21. Archived from the original on 2008-03-06. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
- "Cavs get Wallace from Bulls, Szczerbiak from Sonics - NBA - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- "Bobcats sign Shannon Brown". NBA.com. 2008-08-06. Archived from the original on 2008-09-05. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
- Associated Press Text size A A A. "Bobcats sign G Shannon Brown to 1-year deal - NBA - Sporting News". Aol.sportingnews.com. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- "Lakers acquire adam morrison and shannon brown in exchange for vladimir radmanovic". NBA.com. 2009-02-07. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
- "Shannon Brown Game By Game Page". NBA.com. 1985-11-29. Archived from the original on 2010-11-18. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
- "The Game Happens Here". NBA.com. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
- Nate Robinson becomes 3× dunk champion; Shannon Brown struggles Archived February 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- "The Game Happens Here". NBA.com. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
- Shelburne, Ramona. "Agent: Shannon Brown, Lakers agree". ESPN. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
- "Lakers re-sign shannon brown". NBA.com. 2010-08-08. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
- "Los Angeles Lakers guard Shannon Brown becomes free agent". InsideHoops.com. June 30, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
- "Suns Sign Shooting Guard Shannon Brown". NBA.com. 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2011-12-11.
- "Wizards Acquire Gortat From Suns". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 25, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
- "Wizards Waive Brown, Lee and Marshall". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 28, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
- Spurs Sign Shannon Brown to 10-day Contract
- Spurs Sign Shannon Brown to Second 10-day Contract
- Knicks Sign Shannon Brown, Earl Clark To 10-Day Contracts Archived March 13, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
- Knicks Sign Earl Clark And Shannon Brown To 2nd 10-Day Contracts Archived September 10, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
- Knicks sign Shannon Brown for rest of season
- Knicks waive Shannon Brown
- New York Knicks Cut Shannon Brown
- HEAT Signs Shannon Brown
- HEAT Signs Hassan Whiteside
- Shannon Brown Drafted By Drive in Second Round
- Drive Finalize Roster for Friday's Match-Up
- "Wisconsin Herd Adds NBA Veteran Shannon Brown". NBA.com. November 17, 2017. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
- "Delaware 87ers acquire two-time NBA champ Shannon Brown and Cameron Oliver". NBA.com. January 28, 2018. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
- Ding, Kevin (November 24, 2009). "Shannon Brown cheats on Toni Braxton, who finds comfort in Ron Artest's arms". The Orange County Register. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
- Crawford, Kirkland (July 19, 2010). "Music video: Shannon Brown battles for Monica's love". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved August 5, 2010.[dead link]
- Sachs, Mark (2009-12-25). "Shannon Brown". Los Angeles Times.
- "Shannon and Monica Brown Welcome Daughter Laiyah Shannon". People. 2013-09-06. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
- "SMU lands Shannon Brown's brother, Sterling". Sporting News. October 16, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
- "Video: Monica – Love All Over Me". Rap-Up. 2011-01-29. Retrieved 2010-07-15.
- Hensel, Amanda (2011-01-29). "Monica Engaged to Shannon Brown". AOL Music. Retrieved 2010-10-18.
- "LA Lakers Shannon Brown Secretly Weds R&B Singer Monica". New York Post. 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2011-01-21.
- Monica marries again in 'lavish' ceremony