Shannon Brown Hopes Lakers Fans Don’t Boo Him Tonight

by January 10, 2012

Shannon Brown was a fan favorite during his high-flying  Laker days, and he hopes the patrons at Staples Center will remember that when they see him tonight rocking a Phoenix Suns jersey. From the OC Register: “He will be glad to see old teammates, friends and fans, but also realizes that some might not be happy that he took his aerial act to Phoenix, signing with the Suns as a free agent. ‘I just hope they don’t boo me,’ he said. Brown, who is playing for his fifth team in six seasons, said he always will be thankful for his time with the Lakers. He played in all 82 games in each of his two full seasons, including the Lakers’ 2010 championship team, and averaged 8.4 points and shot 33.8 percent from the 3-point line. ‘It’s the first place I went to where I really got a chance to play,’ he said. ‘I really got a chance to showcase my abilities and I’m very thankful and grateful for that,’ Brown said. ‘I got a chance to play for one of the greatest coaches (Phil Jackson) to ever do it and then play with one of the greatest players (Kobe Bryant) to ever do it.'”