It’s Not Just Laker Fans That Disrespect Kwame

by Marcel Mutoni

Despite having to wake up at an ungodly hour in the morning to write for this web site and then rushing over to the office, as is my daily custom, I stayed up late last night to watch my beloved Lakers. Thanks to the exploits of one Kwame Brown, though, I’m seriously tempted to never doing that again. Put simply, Kwame makes me hate basketball and my life in general.

The Suns/Lakers game was nationally broadcast, so I will not rehash the painful details, but let’s just say that at some point in the second half, Kwame Brown had one of the worst stretches in basketball history. It was humiliating for everyone involved, and the fans at Staples let him have it.

Pretty soon, his peers in the League will be booing him, too. Check this out:

In a Sports Illustrated poll of 242 NBA players, Kwame Brown received the most votes for the question, “Which player gets the least out of the most talent?” Brown received 17% of the votes, followed by Clippers forward Tim Thomas (10%), New York center Eddy Curry (7%), New Jersey guard-forward Vince Carter (6%) and Memphis center Darko Milicic (5%).

Did I mention that he’s our center for the next two months, a stretch that includes a cruel 9-game road trip? Shoot me.