In today’s article we will talk about a professional basketball player who had a career for 15 years. He was not very popular among basketball players in the NBA league, but we can say that he contributed to every team for which he played.

He has changed many clubs in college and NBA league and in some teams he was the best sixth player. We will talk about Shannon Brown- basketball player who had a long career in American basketball.

He started his career in 2003 when he played college basketball for Michigan State University. In his first season, he showed his talent for basketball and thought that he would manage to play in the NBA, which is the best league in the world. He played 3 years for this college team and then in 2006 drafted by Cleveland Cavaliers and then began his NBA career. Shannon has changed many clubs in the NBA league during his career, but he also played for a short time in the development league.

The fans have always honored him because he has always fought for the club that plays and has always given 100 percent of his ability. If you are interested in finding out more details about the career and the life of this basketball player then this text will surely help you.

Early Years

Shannon Brown was born on November 29, 1985 in Maywood, Illinois, USA. He grew up with his parents and a brother who also trained a basketball. His family was not rich, but they always tried to provide Shannon and his brother with everything they needed.

Shannon graduated from elementary school in his hometown and then decided to dedicate to basketball and start his college career. He initially played for the local team but then decided to play for the Michigan State College team.

He initially had a minor injury, but he immediately continued to practice and play basketball. In his first season, he became one of the main players in this team and had recorded results. He also found himself in the best defense team of the league and was one of the best players in the league.

Shannon always believed in him and thought that he would certainly play one day in the NBA league. He needed a lot of effort and training to become a serious player and to manage to cheer the fans and get a call to play in the NBA. He played for 3 years at the college and was drafted in the NBA by Cleveland Cavaliers. When he was in college, he admitted that he had gained many friends in that city and that it would be difficult for him to leave the team.

He also had a girlfriend with whom he had a relationship until he went to Cleveland. He had a lot of support from his teammates who thought that Shannon would become a successful NBA basketball player.


Shannon Brown started his career in 2003 when he began playing college basketball for Michigan State. In his first season, he scored 12 points per game and had an average of 4 assists per game. In the second season he had even better performance and scored around 13 points and 6 assists per game. In that season, he was selected among the top 10 defensive players and was one of the key players in Michigan. This gave him great confidence and he had the support of his teammates who helped him become a better player. In the last season of the college basketball he entered the finals with his team but failed to win the title.

He then came up with a 2006 draft and was selected as the 25th pick from first round by Cleveland Cavaliers.

Brown played 23 matches for Cleveland in the first season and had a promising start as he scored 10 points and 7 assists in the first game. In subsequent matches he made a significant contribution and people recognized his talent for basketball. Of the 23 games in the first season in 5 games, he was a starter in the team. He played only 23 matches in the first season because he experienced a knee injury that separated him from the field.

Because of that he had to miss many games in his first NBA season and it slowed him down in his career. After returning to the field, Cleveland decided to transfer him to the development league and to try to recover the form. He signed for Albuquerque Thunderbirds but only played 3 assists for this team and then returned to Cleveland. In 2008, he re-entered the development league and played 10 matches. After that, he returned to Cleveland again and played 12 matches in which he scored 7 points on average.

In 2008, Cleveland traded Browne to Chicago and 3 players participated in that exchange. He played several games in Chicago and then re-traded. He was traded in Charlotte and signed the contract for one year in which he earned $ 800,000. In this season he had an average of 8 points per game.

He had the offer to stay in this team but decided to accept the call from Los Angeles Lakers and signed a contract with them for 2 years and earned 4 million for those 2 seasons. His minutes in the Lakers were limited and he mostly went from the bench. During the season, he scored 7.2 points per game and had 2.6 rebounds and 2 assists per game.

When Lakers entered the playoff, Brown got a longer minute and in the series against his former club Charlotte Brown was the best player and had an average of 21 points in these matches. He managed to win the championship ring with Lakers that season, and that was a great success for him and for the team. In 2010, he was invited to participate in the Sprite Slam Dunk Competition in Dallas but failed to pass the first round of this competition.

After the ALL Star in February, Brown made the best match in the Golden State against Golden State and made the double – double. He scored 27 points and had 10 assists. This match was very important and that year Lakers won another title and it was Brown’s second ring. He played in Los Angeles for another season and then decided not to extend the contract with them. He transferred to Phoenix Suns and there he played for the next 2 seasons. He scored 9 points per game in Phoenix but Phoenix failed to enter the playoffs.

He played in Phoenix by 2013 and was then traded in San Antonio Spurs with whom he signed a one-month contract. After the expiration of the contract, he did not continue his cooperation with San Antonio and then transferred to New York Nicks. He signed a contract with New York for 10 days after he proved he could make a good contribution in the game and signed the contract for the entire season.

In New York he scored 8 points and 2 assists per game, but after finishing season he was traded in Miami. He also played in Miami for a season where he had no noticeable performance and then switched to the NBA G league. Since 2016 he has played for the Milwaukee G team and that was the last team in his rich basketball career. 

Personal Life

Shannon Brown was always a positive man with great charisma and his friends loved him. He was always a quiet boy who loved basketball and sport and never made any trouble. During his career, he played for various clubs and he always cooperated perfectly with teammates.

He never gave much detail to the public and tried to maintain peace in his private life. In 2009, he met the current woman who was singing and was a popular RNB singer.

They were in a relationship for a year and then announced in 2010 that they would marry. They were married at a secret ceremony in their home in Los Angeles and they did not want many people to attend their wedding. They made a second wedding ceremony in 2011, attended by friends and family.

They have 2 children of one boy and one girl and they are very happy family. Shannon always had support from his family throughout his career, and that meant much to him when he was going through difficult times in his career.

Brown very much likes to travel to various countries around the world and in his photos we can see that he enjoys life together with his wife and children. He also founded a private business that brings him additional income.

We also need to mention that Shannon is close to his family, especially to his grandmother, who had always supported him and take care of him. We need to mention that Shannon doesn’t like gossip and that was the main reason why he hides his personal life and privacy.