Shannon Brown is a very known and well liked professional basketball player from the United States who has a very big fanbase and who plays on the position of a shooting guard and also a point guard.
He has played for several different basketball clubs but he began his career in the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is best known for that part of his careeer, but he would like the media to get a better glimpse of other parts of his life.
He was a champ during his time with Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010. This was probably the most productive career time in his life.
He was born as Shannon Brown on November 29, 1985, in a town of Maywood in Illinois in the United States. He says that he is very thankful for the fact he was born there because he was given a lot of great opportunities.
Not much is known about his childhood and his family. It is known that he was a student at the Proviso East High School in his hometown Maywood. He was never too interested in education, but was an okay student. He just never felt like it was his call to study and spend time doing school stuff.
Shannon’s father is Chris and his mother is Sandra. He has an older brother Sterling who also became a successful NBA basketball player. They have always been really into sports and have been working hard to become famous people in the field.
In 2003 he was awarded his great play to become Illinois Mr. Basketball. He was also named to McDonald’s All-American Team which was a big honor for him. He knew that this was a good start for him, and he knew that he would be getting better opportunities later.
Rivals.com has listed him as the best shooting guard in the whole country and also gave him the 3rd place in the category of the best player in the year 2003.
After he graduated from high school he enrolled the Michigan State University, where he became a valuable member of the college’s basketball team named the Michigan State Cavaliers.
It must be noted that Shannon became a second-team All-Big Ten while playing as a junior.
He later entered the All-Big Ten Defensive selection which was a great success for him.
He was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers. This was a really good thing and he decided to do his best so they see that he wanted to work more.
Although he played for the Cavaliers he was twice assigned to the NBA Development League: once to Albuquerque Thunderbirds and next to Rio Grande Valley Vipers. This was also a great thing because he was paid for it as well.
He went back to the Cavaliers in January the same year because he was called back after his good play in the Development League.
In 2008 Shannon was traded and ended up continuing his career in the Chicago Bulls. This was in February the same year.
Six months later, in August, he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. He was traded for Vladimir Radmanović alongside one more player from his team.
He was given a better chance in the Lakers and his game time increased there. He has increased his average points and in the summer of 2009, he received an offer from LA Lakers in a form of a two-year contract with $4,2 million salaries.
One of his best game with the Lakers was in January 2010 when he gained 22 points and was the best player in their game against Orlando Magic.
He was amongst the selected players to compete at the 2010 All-Star weekend in the Sprite Slam Dunk Competition which went on in Dallas in Texas. This was a great honor and he did his best to represent his teammates.
In February the same year Brown managed to gain 27 points in the game against the Golden State Warriors which was his biggest career success. The media had to interview him and wanted to know more about this success.
He again signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for a period of two years. This was great because he knew that he was secure in his living.
In 2011, Shannon became a member of the Phoenix Suns basketball team and left the Lakers. He has signed a contract worth $7 million and has continued his good game with over 20 points per game.
He played there better than ever and even got 32 points in one of their games.
That is why he was offered to sign a contract with Phoenix worth $7 million and for a two year period.
In 2013, he was traded to the Washington Wizards but was waived from the team a few days later.
Then his career started moving downwards and he couldn’t stay signed to any of the teams for a longer period of time.
After that, he has signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs in a period of 10 days.
He continued signing short 10-day long contracts with NY Knicks and after two of them, he was signed for the rest of the season.
In the summer of 2014, he had signed a contract with the Miami Heat. He was waived after just 5 games.
After that, he was drafted to the NBA Development League by the Grand Rapids Drive.
His last team is Delaware 87ers, Delaware Blue Coats, where he was traded in January 2018. It is a basketball team which is a part of the NBA G-League.
He has been named as the co-captain of the Aliens in The Big 3.
He had appeared in three music videos made by Toni Braxton, Monica, and Nelly.
In 2012 movie named “Think Like a Man” he had appeared as himself. This was really cool and a nice experience for him as well since he decided that he wanted to appear more in other parts of media, not only sports.
His next but minor role was in “Trainwreck” movie, in 2015 where he played a basketball player for the New York Knicks. LeBron James was also in this movie but with a bigger role. The movie was a hit and Amy Schumer and John Cena were in the lead role.
In 2010 Brown began his relationship with a known American Singer Monica, known for her big hit “The Boy is Mine” and for many successful albums, she made.
She is also known for her marriage with a rapper named Rocko, which was very hard for her to manage and with whom he had many marital problems.
After she divorced him she felt like she failed her children because she will raise them as a single mother.
Shannon and Monica met at the video shoot for her music single “Love All Over Me”, and he was the leading man in it.
She has compared him to Chris Brown saying that he is a big, fine, supersized version of Chris Brown.
They have two kids: a daughter Laiyah and a son Shannon Christopher. Monica has two boys from a previous marriage so Shannon was their stepfather.
They got engaged in 2010 and Monica released the news on her Twitter. They got married at the end of 2010 but released it to the public two years later.
In October 2018 the rumors about their separation started and fans quickly discovered that in recent weeks Monica wasn’t wearing a wedding ring on any of her photos.
In spring 2019 the couple confirmed that they have marital problems and thinking about separating.
They are the main characters at “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle” made by TMZ.
It seems that their marriage started falling after Monica discovered that he had sent massages to another woman over the social media.
It seems that they went over his Instagram and that they were ment to an unidentified groupie whose identitiy is not disclosed.
He likes tattoos very much. He has a very bug “FREE SPIRIT” tattoo all over his belly and he tattooed both sleeves.
He is tatooed all over the body but when he wears a jersey his totally tattooed arms get in the center.
He has huge eyes tattoed on his back with beautiful letters saying “Supremely Blessed” and “God is my Judge”.
“Be smart” is written on his neck.
He has over 200k followers on his Instagram account.
There was a huge controversy over his Tweet from 2011 in which he stated that he didn’t sleep with Pau Gasol’s girlfriend. Pau is a Spanish player currently playing for the Chicago Bulls.
This rose controversy more because he twitted about it than the rumors that he had an affair.
Shannon is involved in a lot of charity causes and activities in his town, especially the ones that support the development and education of young black Americans.
Full name: Shannon Brown
Date of birth: November 29, 1996
Birthplace: Maywood, Illinois, United States
Profession: NBA basketball player
Height: 1,93 m
Weight: 93 kgs
Net Worth: $3,5 million