Quick facts
Birth date 10 Mar, 1982
Age 37 yrs
Occupations Basketball player
Citizenship United States of America
Birth place Chicago
Education Glynn Academy
Gender Male
Description Basketball player

Kwame Brown, born Kwame Hasani Brown on 10th March 1982 in Charleston, South Carolina, has been a U.S. basketball player. He had been the first pick in NBA Draft 2001 of Washington Wizards, and chosen directly from the high school for playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA). During his entire career, he played for Los Angeles Lakers, Wizards, Memphis Grizzlies, Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers, and Golden State Warriors. He retired as a professional basketball player in 2013.

Personal Life

Kwame Brown is born to mother Joyce Brown, and father Willie James Brown. His father had been a civil rights activist, and divorced his wife when Kwame was quite young. Later, his father married again, and Kwame has a stepmother. The ethnicity of Kwame is African-American, but he is American by nationality. He has a male sibling named Akeem Brown.

He joined Glynn Academy in Georgia, and he was referred there as Mr. Georgia Basketball. He was adjudged as the “Best High School Player” in the school. He had also been declared as the “High School Player of the Year” in Georgia. He planned of attending the University of Florida, but joined NBA right from the High School.

He married Marcia Brown, a teacher, in June 1989. They have together two children; a son Kwame, and a daughter Laurn. The name of his son Kwame comes from the African language meaning “Born on Saturday”. Their son and daughter both read in the same school named DC Public School.

Kwame Brown is 6’ and 11” in height, and weighs 132 kg. His eyes are brown and hair black. He is presently not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.


Kwame Brown started playing basketball in 2001, and ended his professional career in 2013. His professional career in basketball began in 2001 when he was chosen by Washington Wizard in 2001 NBA Draft. Although, he did not perform as expected as he averaged 3.5 rebounds and 4.5 points per game, the team believed and had faith in his potential.

In the second session, he performed admirably well with 5.3 rebounds and 7.4 points per game. After three years, he was offered a five-year contract for $30 million, but he rejected the offer. Brown and Laron Profit were taken by Los Angeles Lakers in place of Caron Butler and Chucky Atkins on 2nd August 2005. He was then traded to Memphis Grizzlies, but when his tenure with it expired, Grizzlies did not renew the contract.

After that, he joined Detroit Pistons signing a contract for $8 million for a period of two years. In August 2010, he joined Charlotte Bobcats on a one-year contract and after that joined Golden State Warriors for $7 million. In 2012, he joined Philadelphia 76ers. There is a rumour with regard to his return to the NBA. It is said that Cleveland Cavaliers wanted him back in its side. As per his biography, his net worth is estimated at $30 million.

Last Modified: Feb 7, 2020

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