“LeBron James can’t do what I do”: Kwame Brown is Thankful of Being a Bust For a Peculiar Reason

Akash Murty
|Published 24/01/2023

Kwame Brown is probably the biggest bust in the NBA, considering he got to play for Michael Jordan’s team as a rookie. Coming into the league two years before LeBron James, the #1 pick of the 2001 Draft, was MJ’s best hope for his 3rd stint in the NBA.

Much like James, Brown also came into the league straight from high school but all his hype died even before ‘The Chosen One’ arrived in 2003.

The 6ft 11’ center from Georgia who averaged over 20 points, 13 rebounds, 6 blocks, and 2 steals per game as a senior in high school, could not average half of those stats in the NBA for more than a year.

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Yet, he somehow stayed in the NBA for 12 years and is now 10 years into his retirement. And it appears that Brown has no regrets about being a bust, rather he is thankful for it.

Kwame Brown feels relief about not being as famous as LeBron James

He had MJ backing him to be the best in the league, but still Kwame Brown couldn’t average more than 10 points per game in more than one season out of his short 12-year tenure in the league.

Meanwhile, in year 20, James is averaging close to 30-point games and is putting up 50-point games at age 38 still thriving to be the best player in the league and the greatest scorer of the league of all time, which he will get to if a few more games.

However, Brown is happy that he was a bust because he does not want all the attention James has around him.

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James has had a second Hall of Fame career since Brown’s retirement

Get this, LeBron James came into the NBA, two years after Kwame Brown did, and won two championships and several other accolades before Brown retired. That was quite a good resume for a Hall of Fame career in itself.

However, The King went on to play 10 more years, winning two more rings, and adding numerous other accolades to his already decorated resume. Had Kwame taken MJ’s bullying the right way, he would have had 1/4th the career as good as James, if not better.

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About the author
Akash Murty

Akash Murty

An Electrical and Electronics Engineer by degree, Akash Murty is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. Previously a Software Engineer, Murty couldn’t keep himself away from sports, and his knack for writing and putting his opinion forward brought him to the TSR. A big Soccer enthusiast, his interest in basketball developed late, as he got access to a hoop for the first time at 17. Following this, he started watching basketball at the 2012 Olympics, which transitioned to NBA, and he became a fan of the game as he watched LeBron James dominate the league. Him being an avid learner of the game and ritually following the league for around a decade, he now writes articles ranging from throwbacks, and live game reports, to gossip. LA Lakers are his favourite basketball team, while Chelsea has his heart in football. He also likes travelling, reading fiction, and sometimes cooking.

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