Kwame Brown has a dubious history in the city of Los Angeles. In his two-and-a-half season stint with the Lakers, Kwame solidified his label as a draft bust after the Washington Wizards blew a first-round pick in the 2001 NBA Draft (although that pick turned into All-Star Caron Butler).
Dropped passes down low in the post. Poor offensive post-skills and inability to finish around the rim. Awful position on offense. Lazy rebounding. Kwame Brown suffered from it all on offense.
So it’s a little surprising when Kwame decided to take credit for Andrew Bynum’s success as an offensive machine. Here’s the quote, via a tweet by the LA Times’ Mike Bresnahan:
Well, alright. I mean, sure, Andrew Bynum has been the pupil of the legenday Kareem Abdul-Jabbar all these years, but what does that matter? Kwame knows this game inside and out, and his defensive prowess is enough to force Bynum to learn from Kwame by trial-and-error and also by observing what not to do as a starting center in the NBA. You know what they say: Those who can, do. Those who cannot, teach. Kwame’s definitely living his life by the latter.
In all seriousness, what a stupid — yet hilarious — thing for Kwame Brown to say. I’m sure the jokes on Twitter should force him to re-consider that statement.