The National Basketball Association (NBA) has arranged a basketball championship since 1949, and from that time, it has witnessed some of the great basketball franchises over the years. One of the most noticeable teams with 17 championship trophies is the Los Angeles Lakers in the journey of the NBA.
Though the Los Angeles Lakers had a glorious reputation and playing record, not all the time, everything turns perfect for them. Some players make the championship trophy hard for the Lakers. With that note, we will discuss the worst Lakers of all time.
Who is the worst Lakers of all time?
As most of the players take active participation in the glorious victory of the Lakers, it was hard for us to select the worst. Yet considering the performance and other facts, we have selected Kwame Brown as the worst Laker player. Many analysts also address him as one of the “biggest busts” in NBA history.
Brown was born on March 10, 1982. His height is 6’11”, he weighs 270-pound which is quite decent for a basketball player. Kwame Brown has attended the historic Glynn Academy situated in Brunswick, Georgia. In school life, Brown was popular for his basketball skills and was also known as the “best high school player” in his class. He had a record of being known as the school’s all-time leading rebounder (1,235) and shot-blocker (605).
The professional career of Kwame Brown was not that much glorified. He was associated with a lot of NBA franchises, but most of them were for a small period. Some details of his professional works have been mentioned below.
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Kwame Hasani Brown joined the Lakers on August 2, 2005. In exchange for Caron Butler and Chucky Atkins, he and Laron Profit were traded to the Lakers. The decision of the Lakers created a lot of controversies also, as Brown was popular as an “under-achiever” among the fans.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards (2005)
His first game was against the Washington Wizards on December 26, 2005. Brown was one of the prime reasons for the Lakers to lose the match as he was quite inattentive. When his teammate Vujačić threw a pass for him, he was looking on the other side and missed it. As a result, Los Angeles Lakers lost the match by 94–91.
Playing at the center of the Lakers
On March 12, 2006, Chris Mihm had an injury in his anklet. At that time, Brown took the central place in the field. That time, Brown was able to raise his averages from 6.1 points and 6.3 rebounds to 12.3 points and 9.1 rebounds. The Lakers had a seven-game series with the Phoenix Suns and unfortunately lost the series. His journey ended with the Lakers in 2008.
The Lakers fan probably remembered Brown for missing wide-open dunks, tip-in dunks, just plain regular tip-ins, and even simple alley also. The most disappointing part even had a chance to play in the center for the Los Angeles Lakers; Brown could not get an average score of more than 8.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Fans seem less disappointed with the Lakers after the departure of Brown from the franchise.