Commentary: Fame or shame?

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- Potholes and construction mark the once-proud Embassy Row in Washington, but those make up the obvious ugliness; there is much more under the surface.
Brown charged in campaign misdemeanor

Brown charged in campaign misdemeanor

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- Kwame Brown, who resigned Wednesday as D.C. Council chairman following a charge of bank fraud, was charged Thursday with a campaign violation.

D.C. Council chairman resigns

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- District of Columbia City Council Chairman Kwame Brown told colleagues he will resign after being charged Wednesday with bank fraud, The Washington Post said.

NBA: Golden State 115, Sacramento 89

SACRAMENTO, March 14 (UPI) -- The Golden State Warriors traded Monta Ellis to Milwaukee Tuesday and then followed up with a 115-89 win over Sacramento.

NBA: Detroit 112, Charlotte 101

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 10 (UPI) -- Rodney Stuckey fired in 24 points and distributed 11 assists Sunday in the Detroit Pistons' 112-101 win over Charlotte.

NBA: Charlotte 94, Sacramento 89

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Stephen Jackson scored 21 points Tuesday to lead the Charlotte Bobcats past Sacramento 94-89.

NBA: New Orleans 88, Charlotte 81

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- David West's 26 points and eight rebounds Saturday led the New Orleans Hornets to an 88-81 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.

NBA: Milwaukee 104, Charlotte 101

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Brandon Jennings scored 32 points Saturday, including two free throws in the final seconds, for a 104-101 Milwaukee Bucks victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Kwame Brown signs with NBA's Bobcats

Kwame Brown signs with NBA's Bobcats

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Free-agent center Kwame Brown, the 2001 No. 1 overall NBA draft pick, has signed a contract with the Charlotte Bobcats.

NBA: Miami 102, Detroit 96 (OT)

MIAMI, April 15 (UPI) -- Will Bynum scored eight points in overtime Wednesday and Miami closed out the regular season with a 102-96 decision over Detroit.

NBA: Portland 84, Detroit 83

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Travis Outlaw's jump shot with 10 seconds remaining Wednesday lifted Portland to an 84-83 victory over Detroit.

Pao Gasol out with a sprained ankle

LOS ANGELES, March 15 (UPI) -- A badly sprained left ankle will keep Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol out of at least three games.

NBA: LA Lakers 121, Toronto 101

TORONTO, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant came within two points of his season high with a 46-point effort Friday, leading the Los Angeles Lakers past Toronto 121-101.

Lakers acquire Pao Gasol from Memphis

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Lakers Friday acquired center Pao Gasol in a major trade with the Memphis Grizzlies.

NBA: LA Lakers 123, Seattle 121 (OT)

SEATTLE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 48 points Monday, including the Lakers' last six points in overtime, to give Los Angeles a 123-121 win over Seattle.
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Kwame Brown
L.A. Lakers' Kwame Brown (L) is turned away from the basket by Seattle SuperSonics' Kurt Thomas (C) and Nick Collison (R) during overtime play at the Key Arena in Seattle on January 14, 2008. Brown scored 10 points in the Lakers 123-121 overtime win against the SuperSonics. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant).

Kwame James Brown (born March 10, 1982 in Charleston, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Bobcats. The 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m), 270 lb (120 kg; 19 st) center was the 1st overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards, and was the first number one draft pick to be selected straight out of high school. He has also played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, and the Detroit Pistons.

Brown was consistently rated as the "best high school player" in his class, which also included high school standouts Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler. He was the high school player of the year as a senior in Georgia. Brown finished his high school career at the historic Glynn Academy (in Brunswick, Georgia) as the school's all-time leading rebounder (1,235) and shot-blocker (605), and also finished second all-time as a scorer and he was named to the 2001 McDonald's All-American Team.

Originally signing a letter of intent to play for the University of Florida, he later declared for the 2001 NBA Draft. The Washington Wizards, under team president Michael Jordan, decided to use their first overall pick on him. Additionally, the expectations upon Brown were increased by the fact that Jordan, acclaimed as one of the greatest basketball players ever, had chosen him. Following a pre-draft workout with the Wizards, it has been reported that Brown told then-Wizards coach Doug Collins, "If you draft me, you'll never regret it."

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