Shannon Brown is a renowned American professional basketball player. Brown started his professional basketball career in 2005 when he was signed on by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2006 draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and has played with several teams on the NBA until 2014. He was a member of NBA’s Miami Heat, which became his las NBA team in 2014. Brown was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers team which won the NBA championship twice, in the years 2009 and 2010.
As a high school student, Brown was named Illinois Mr. Basketball in the year 2003. He played basketball in college as a member of the Michigan State Spartans and started his NBA career in 2006, starting off with the Cleveland Cavaliers and later, with teams such as the Chicago Bulls, the Charlotte Bobcats, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Phoenix Suns, the San Antonio Spurs, the New York Knicks and finally with the Miami Heat in 2014.
Early Life and Education
Brown was born on 29 November 1985 in Maywood, Illinois, USA as the son of his mother Sandra and father Sterling Brown, where he was also raised. Brown has one sibling, a brother named Sterling Brown and is of African American ethnicity.
Brown attended and graduated from the Proviso East High School, Maywood where Dee Brown, a fellow NBA draftee was his teammate. He was named as Illinois Mr. Basketball in 2003 and also became a McDonald’s All-American winner. He later attended Michigan State University, playing for the Michigan State Spartans.
Brown started his professional basketball career in 2006 after being drafted as the 25th pick in the first round of NBA 2006 by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Although he appeared in just 25 games, Brown showed promise and went on to score 10 points against New York and 14 points against Toronto. Between 2007-08, Brown averaged 7.0 points per game in 15 games. He became a Chicago Bull in February 2008 and in the August of the same year, was signed by the Charlotte Bobcats for a year-long contract, averaging only 4.8 points per game.
From 2009 to 2011 Brown played for the Los Angeles Lakers, scoring an average of 7.2 points, 1.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds after playing only 5 games in the season with an average playing time of just 16.4 minutes. He finished the series with 7.2 points, 1.8 assists 1.2 rebounds, one steal per game. Brown led the Lakers to a 22 points victory against Orlando Magic in January 2010 and in February scored his career high 27 points, against Golden State Warriors, winning his second championship that season. He went on to average 8.7 points in a per game and scored 21 points in two different games.
In 2011, Brown was signed by the Phoenix Suns for a year-long contract and scored his career high 32 points against San Antonio Spurs and later led his team to victory against the LA Lakers. He signed two 10 days contracts with San Antonio Spurs in 2014, two 10 days contracts with the New York Knicks and was also signed by Miami Heat in August 2014. The franchise waved his off after he played five games.
Wife and Children
Brown met singer Monica Denise Arnold in June 2010 and married her in a secret ceremony in November 2010 at the home in Los Angeles. The also hosted a second ceremony for their family and friends in January 2011 when they finally announced their marriage. Together, they have two children, a son, Shannon Christopher Brown and a daughter, Laiyah Shannon Brown.
Brown is also step-father to Monica’s children from earlier relationship with rapper Rodney “Rocko” Hill; boys Romelo Montez Hill and Rodney Ramone Hill III.
Shannon Brown – Net Worth
As of 2017, Brown has an estimated net worth of approximately $8 Million.