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A World Wrestling Entertainment event came to Washington in 2001, and 14-year-old Roy Hibbert bought tickets with his friends from Georgetown Preparatory School. "We got the foam fingers and the Rock T-shirts and everything," Hibbert remembers. In the crowd he spotted 19-year-old Kwame Brown, the Wizards' freshly minted No. 1 draft pick. Hibbert left his buddies to introduce himself. There is a difference between a tall teenager and a tall teenager who is a basketball prospect, and as Hibbert approached, Brown appraised him. "He looked me up and down," Hibbert says, "and then he walked away." SI.com

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If the Knicks haven't inquired about Kwame Brown, they should. They're desperate for bigs who play any kind of defense; the former number one overall pick has never done much of anything offensively, but he can still guard people and he can move. NBA.com

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Yet as one league source explained, Brown receives love from teammates and frustrates coaches and general managers. Perhaps that's why he's never been on one team for more than four seasons. Brett Brown, who called Kwame enjoyable to talk to, said he doesn't know what his past problems were. "All I do know is in my opinion, the thinner he can get, the best shape he can get in, will help him the most," the coach said. "He's not going to lose strength by losing weight. I think that it is going help him immensely, reduce injury, and help him get up and down the floor." Philadelphia Inquirer

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Kwame Brown, Jason Richardson, Arnett Moultrie and Nayal "Mac" Koswhel also didn't make the trip. Maybe someone should have informed the NBA that Brown wasn't going to make the trip. He is one of four Sixers being promoted here for Sunday's game. A banner of the 6-11, 290-pounder hangs right outside of the arena's entrance in the BEC. Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes are the others being promoted. Philadelphia Inquirer

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Collins, who declined comment for this article, made a push for more power, for control of all player personnel decisions - which at the time was then team president Rod Thorn's responsibility. According to sources with intimate knowledge of the situation, Collins wanted to sign center Kwame Brown to a guaranteed five-year, $30 million deal before the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. Harris, on Thorn's advice, vetoed the signing. Unfortunately for the Sixers, it was revisited. Philadelphia Inquirer

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A few years ago, Kwame Brown let go of all the pressure that went along with being the top pick in the NBA draft and never living up to expectations. It has worked out quite well for the burliest member of the 76ers. "You don't survive 12 years thinking about that," said Brown, who in 2001 became the first high-school player ever selected with the first pick in the draft. "I realized that I had outlived guys that were high picks. There were 50th picks that came in that were just solid. So I just modeled myself after the guys with longevity, and that's what I wanted to do. To be in this business, you've got to know your role and what you want to do. "Forget a pick. Forget expectations. You've just got to go out and do a job." Philadelphia Inquirer

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One thing from Bryant recently disturbed me, however. Speaking of how he "almost won an MVP with Smush Parker and Kwame Brown on my team," Bryant added, "What was I supposed to do, pass it to Chris Mihm or Kwame Brown?" This reminded me of a similar statement from a former '90s era star. When asked by Fred Kerber of the New York Post why he was shooting so much, the former '90s era star replied, "What am I supposed to do, pass the ball to Jamie Feick?" That former '90s star was none other than Stephon Marbury, and Jamie Feick was sitting in the locker room 10 feet away when he said it. At least Bryant does his takedowns from afar. CBSSports.com

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