Shannon Brown (born November 29, 1985) is an American former professional basketball player. 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.
|Born||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|
|Number||6, 12, 26, 1|
|2008||→Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|2009–2011||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2014||San Antonio Spurs|
|2014||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||3,118 (7.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||760 (1.9 rpg)|
|Assists||458 (1.1 apg)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High school and college careerEdit
Cleveland Cavaliers (2006–2008)Edit
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)Edit
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)Edit
Los Angeles Lakers (2009–2011)Edit
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 carried 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 in Dallas at 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 then 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)Edit
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 scored 20 points in the third quarter against his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers. He led the team with 24 points in a blowout 125–105 victory. Two days later, Brown grabbed 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)Edit
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. The Spurs would eventually win the 2014 Finals the same season, their 5th title in franchise history.
New York Knicks (2014)Edit
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)Edit
NBA G League (2016–2018)Edit
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.
|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|
|†||Won an NBA championship|
Music video and film appearancesEdit
In 2010, Brown began a relationship with R&B singer Monica. The pair met in June of that year 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.
- "Rivals". n.rivals.com. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- "Shannon Brown College Stats". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
- "Shannon Brown Bio". NBA. Archived from the original on August 9, 2010. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
- "2006 NBA Draft". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
- "Cavaliers Assign Shannon Brown To Albuquerque Thunderbirds". Nba.com. March 2, 2007. Archived from the original on February 17, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
- "Shannon Brown Assigned to Vipers". Nba.com. January 11, 2008. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
- "Cavaliers Recall Shannon Brown". Nba.com. Archived from the original on February 17, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
- "Vipers Overcome Wizards' Spell at D-League Showcase". Nba.com. November 27, 2009. Archived from the original on November 11, 2012. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
- "Cavaliers Recall Brown from Vipers". Nba.com. January 17, 2008. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
- "Bulls acquire Gooden and Hughes in three-team trade". NBA.com. February 21, 2008. Archived from the original on March 6, 2008. Retrieved January 28, 2009.
- "Cavs get Wallace from Bulls, Szczerbiak from Sonics - NBA - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. February 22, 2008. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
- "Bobcats sign Shannon Brown". NBA.com. August 6, 2008. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. Retrieved January 28, 2009.
- Associated Press Text size A A A. "Bobcats sign G Shannon Brown to 1-year deal - NBA - Sporting News". Aol.sportingnews.com. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
- "Lakers acquire adam morrison and shannon brown in exchange for vladimir radmanovic". NBA.com. February 7, 2009. Retrieved February 7, 2009.
- "Shannon Brown Game By Game Page". NBA.com. November 29, 1985. Archived from the original on November 18, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
- "The Game Happens Here". NBA.com. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
- "Nate Robinson becomes 3-time dunk champion; Shannon Brown struggles". Detroit Free Press. February 14, 2010. Archived from the original on February 17, 2010. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
- "The Game Happens Here". NBA.com. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
- Shelburne, Ramona (August 5, 2010). "Agent: Shannon Brown, Lakers agree". ESPN. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
- "Lakers re-sign shannon brown". NBA.com. August 8, 2010. Retrieved November 13, 2010.
- "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. December 10, 2011. Retrieved December 11, 2011.
- "Spurs vs. Suns - Game Recap - March 27, 2012 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- "Phoenix Suns News Headlines". Phoenix Suns. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- "Suns rally from 26 down to beat Cavaliers 107-105". www.yahoo.com. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- "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". San Antonio Spurs. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- "Spurs Sign Shannon Brown to Second 10-day Contract". San Antonio Spurs. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- 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". Archived from the original on October 22, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
- "Knicks waive Shannon Brown". Archived from the original on October 22, 2014. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
- "New York Knicks Cut Shannon Brown". Archived from the original on July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
- "HEAT Signs Shannon Brown". Miami Heat. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- "HEAT Signs Hassan Whiteside". Miami Heat. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- "Shannon Brown Drafted By Drive in Second Round". NBA G League. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- "Drive Finalize Roster for Friday's Match-Up". OurSports Central. November 10, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- "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. Archived from the original on January 26, 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. Archived from the original on July 27, 2010. 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 (December 25, 2009). "Shannon Brown". Los Angeles Times.
- "Shannon and Monica Brown Welcome Daughter Laiyah Shannon". People. September 6, 2013. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
- "Video: Monica – Love All Over Me". Rap-Up. January 29, 2011. Retrieved July 15, 2010.
- Hensel, Amanda (January 29, 2011). "Monica Engaged to Shannon Brown". AOL Music. Archived from the original on October 22, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2010.
- "LA Lakers Shannon Brown Secretly Weds R&B Singer Monica". New York Post. January 21, 2011. Retrieved January 21, 2011.
- "Monica marries again in 'lavish' ceremony". cnn.com. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- "Monica Ends It With Shannon Brown and Asks for a Divorce · Guardian Liberty Voice". guardianlv.com. March 27, 2019. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- Nelson, Jeff (October 22, 2019). "R&B Star Monica Finalizes Divorce from Shannon Brown: Report". People. Retrieved November 2, 2019.