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Shannon Brown

Shannon Brown

Who is Shannon Brown?

Shannon Brown is a professional NBA basketball player. Shannon Brown played basketball for his collegiate team before joining the NBA. Throughout his career, Brown was among the most physically fit players.

A responsible shooting guard would contribute to the game and help the team win.

He played a significant part in his squad, and his colleagues always admired his incredible vertical leap during competitions.

Early Life, Family, and Education

Shannon Brown was born in Maywood, Illinois, on November 29, 1985.

Chris Brown is Brown’s father, and Sandra Brown is Brown’s mother.

Sterling Brown, a Dallas Mavericks NBA player, is his brother.

Brown had a strong passion for the sport. He started playing basketball when he was in school.

Brown excelled in college basketball. He began his basketball career at Michigan State.

Net Worth

Shannon Brown’s estimated net worth for 2022 is $14 million.

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Facts of Shannon Brown

Full Name Shannon Brown
Nick Name N/A
Birthdate November 29, 1985
Birthplace Maywood, Illinois
Nationality American
Religion Christianity 
Horoscope Sagittarius
Age 36 years old
Father’s Name Chris Brown
Mother’s Name Sandra Brown
Sibling One brother
Sibling’s Name Sterling Brown
Education Michigan State
Relationship Status Divorced
Spouse Monica
Children Two
Height 6ft 4in (1.93m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Build Athletic 
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black 
Profession Professional Basketball Player 
Position Shooting Guard
Playing Career 2006-2018
NBA Draft 2006 Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Shoe size 15 US
Sexual Orientation Straight
Highlights and Awards
  • 2 time NBA champion (2009, 2010)
  • First-team Parade All-American (2003)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2003)
  • Illinois Mr. Basketball (2003)
Net Worth $14 million
Social Media Handles N/A
Last Updated July 2022

High School and College Career

Proviso East High School was attended by Brown. In 2003, he was named a McDonald’s All-American and Illinois Mr. Basketball.

He was also the top-ranked shooting guard and third-best player in the country.

Brown played for Michigan State University’s team, the Michigan State Spartans, and later rose to prominence as a college basketball player. He was an All-Big Ten selection as a junior and was named to the list.

Early Years of Professional Career in the NBA (2006-2009)

Brown was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2006 NBA Draft. He was selected as the 25th pick in the first round.

Brown participated in 23 games and displayed excellent gameplay. He hurt his shin, which is regrettable.

Brown participated in the Albuquerque Thunderbirds on March 2, 2007; he finished with 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists.

Brown participated in an NBA Development League game for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on January 11, 2008. For the team, he took part in 4 games. On January 17, he rejoined the Cavaliers.

Brown played 15 games in the 2007–2008 season, scoring 7 points on average.

In 2008, Brown was traded to the Chicago Bulls on February 21. Three teams, the Bulls, the Cavaliers, and the Sonics, reached an agreement.

On August 6, 2008, Brown was chosen by the Charlotte Bobcats for a single season.

He earned $800,000 annually. In his one season with the Bobcats, he scored 4.8 points on average.

Lakers of Los Angeles (2009–2011)

Brown was sent to Los Angeles by the Bobcats on February 7, 2009.

Initially, Brown didn’t get many starts, but the last five games have been particularly notable for Brown.

And with an average of 7.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists, he displayed his exceptional talent.

In the playoff game against the Jazz, Brown finished with 9 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, and 1 steal.

In the final game of the series, he averaged 7.2 points, 1.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1 steal.

On July 6, 2009, Brown signed a $4.2 million, two-year contract to join the Lakers again.

Brown was chosen by the Lakers on January 18, 2010, to compete in the Sprite Slam Dunk Competition during the 2010 All-Star weekend.

Shannon Brown
Shannon Brown in a basketball match. Source: nba

Brown led the Los Angeles Lakers to victory on the same day he scored 22 points against the Orlando Magic, which added to the celebration.

Brown participated in the first round of the dunk competition on February 13, 2010, but was unable to advance.

In a game against the Golden State Warriors on February 16, 2010, Brown finished with a then-career-high 27 points and 10 rebounds. He was awarded that season’s second championship, which he won.

On August 8, 2010, Brown signed a $4.6 million, two-year contract to play for the Lakers.

The most were 21 points, which he scored in two games. He had an average of 7 points per game at the end of the season.

Brown scored 10 and 15 points in the Lakers’ final games, respectively. It was a matchup with the Dallas Mavericks.

Brown made the decision to end his relationship with the Lakers on June 30, 2011.

Arizona Suns (2011-2013)

Brown signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Suns in 2011. On March 15, 2012, Brown led the team to victory against the Los Angeles Clippers with 21 points.

Brown scored 32 points on March 27, 2012, a career-high, but the San Antonio Spurs won the game.

On April 7, 2012, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers faced off. Brown contributed 20 points to the Phoenix Suns’ victory, which they achieved.

In the Suns’ 114-90 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, Brown pulled down 7 rebounds.

Brown’s two-year contract with the Phoenix Suns was extended on July 25, 2012. The transaction cost $7 million.

On November 7 of the same year, Brown led the group to victory over the Charlotte Bobcats with a total of 24 points. He scored three points in a row.

In the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers two days later, Brown led to victory with 22 points. Over 20 points were scored by him in each of the two games that followed.

Brown was traded to the Washington Wizard on October 25, 2013. After three days, he was relinquished by the Wizards.

After 2014

On February 1, 2014, Brown sealed a 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs.

Twelve days later, he added the next 10 days to the contract. Unfortunately, the Spurs ended the contract after the expiration of the deal.

On February 27, 2014, Brown sealed a 10-day contract with the New York Knicks. After ten days, he added the next 10 days to the contract.

On March 20, 2014, he committed to play for the Knicks for the rest of the season. Then, after about four months, Brown was relinquished.

On August 27, 2014, Brown committed to the Miami Heat. However, he was relinquished on November 24, 2014, after five games.

After two years, on October 30, Brown signed with the Grand Rapids Drive for the second round of the 2016 NBA Development League Draft. Unfortunately, he was out on November 10.

The following year on November 16, Brown was selected by the Wisconsin Herd, affiliated with the Milwaukee Bucks.

On January 26, 2018, Brown was transferred to the Delaware 87ers.

Wife & Kids

Shannon Brown married Monica Denise Arnold in 2010. She is a singer, songwriter, and actress.

Brown first met Monica on the sets of “Love All Over Me,” where he was the lead. Soon they started to form a bond and started dating.

Monica was previously in a relationship with producer Rocko and had two sons with him.

Brown had a son, Shannon Christopher Brown, from his past relationship. Together they let go of their past and started a new path.

They gave birth to their daughter, Laiyah Brown, after three years of marriage.

Having been married for eight years, Monica filed for divorce. The couple kept their separation a secret from the public. However, there are suspicions that it might be Brown’s adultery.

In 2019, Brown and his wife Monica divorced. The couple agreed to maintain their goodwill and co-parent their kid.

Height, Weight & Age

Shannon Brown is 36 years old. He stands at a remarkable 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 meters), which is excellent for basketball players.

Brown is 210 pounds (95 kg). Brown was able to make a high leap in his game thanks to the harmony of his height and weight.

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Scandals and Controversies

Brown was detained in 2020 after it was claimed he shot two individuals with a gun. They were allowed to enter his home, which had “for sale” posted on the outside, and they took a look around.

After confronting them for a while, Brown let them go. According to the two, Brown shot at them as they were leaving.

After an investigation, Brown’s culpability was established, and he was taken into custody. After a few days in jail, he was released.

Brown was accused of million-dollar insurance fraud and detained in the Southern District of New York on October 7, 2021.

He was charged with cheating the health and welfare benefits program of the NBA. The deception was carried out with the assistance of another 17 former NBA players.

By defrauding participants in the health and welfare benefit scheme, Brown gained almost $2.5 million.

Appearances in Music Videos and Film

Brown had a fleeting intuition for music videos.

He served as the model for Nelly’s “Just a Dream,” Toni Braxton’s “Yesterday,” and Monica’s love interest in Nelly’s “Love All Over Me.”

Brown made an appearance in the movie Think Like a Man in 2012.

In addition, Brown starred in the 2015 movie Trainwreck, which was produced by the New York Knicks.