Los Angeles Lakers’ Shannon Brown: More Than Just a Dunker

November 16th, 2010 by marc mct Leave a reply »
Shannon Brown has become the antithesis of the player he was a year ago.

As a Los Angeles Laker, Brown became widely known for his spectacular and awe inspiring dunks.  His finishes in the open court were often majestic, poetry-in-motion resulting in the kind of aerial acrobatics and power that make you contort your face and wonder did I just see that?  Being gifted with a nearly 45-inch vertical will have that effect.

And while those moments were exciting for his teammates and the fans, they were less so for Brown.  As the season went on, he became hesitant about the label. 

For him, it conjured up visions of being one dimensional.  There had been many before him, celebrated dunkers who quickly became an afterthought or worse.

This summer, rather than accept his lot in life, Brown decided to do something about it.  Of course had things gone differently he might never have had the chance.

Although Shannon Brown was a star at Michigan State, his start in NBA was less than kind.

Despite being a former first round draft pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Brown has bounced around the lea ...

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