The second trip to the NBA Finals in a short three-year professional career was considerably more satisfying for Brown, who was the No. 25 selection overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2006 draft.
Brown, who played three seasons for Michigan State, didn't see a minute of court time in the NBA Finals during his rookie campaign when Cleveland lost to San Antonio.
The 6-foot-4 Brown had his playing time doubled to 13.1 minutes in the playoff run with the Lakers, averaging 4.9 points, 1.2 rebounds and 0.6 assists. He had three double-figure scoring games and shot .480 from the floor.
"The great thing about this year is having a chance to play and contribute to the championship," said Brown, who was honored by the village of Maywood with a parade in his honor on July 18. "My first year I sat on the bench. I might have played five seconds.
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I really love this kid. So humble and willing to do whatever he is asked to in order to help.
he had to had give up big money imo. his contract is small from the lakers...
Its not much, but not many players at his level are not getting much dough. The market is bad for players like him who would've gotten millions more if owners were willing to spend more. He knew he had a good fit for this team and he has a chance to play significant minutes on a championship team. In the long run, this can make him much more money
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