Michael Jordan, the part owner, President of Basketball Operations, and lead player of the Washington Wizards in 2001, was amazed by Kwame Brown’s basketball skills in pre-Draft workouts. As a results, Jordan drafted Brown on his team, which is the first high school player taken No. 1 overall.
After nine years, Brown and Jordan reunited. Browned signed a one-year, $1.3 million deal with the Jordan-owned Charlotte Bobcats, according to ESPN.com.
The Bobcats believe the 28-year-old Brown, despite his history of underachieving, can play an integral role in the team.
The team believes that Kwame Brown, 6-11 and 270 pounds, can fit in a rotation with the team best players despite suspect offensive skills.
Mark Bartlestein, Brown’s agent, told ESPN.com that:
“He really wanted to take the challenge of playing again for Michael and playing for a top coach like Larry Brown. I think it says a lot about Kwame that he wanted to go to Charlotte. The last few years have been difficult for him, but I think he’s really excited to go there and try to create a new chapter in his career. He wants this opportunity to go back and prove something.”