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Former NBA player Kwame Brown last played in the NBA during the 2012-2013 season, but something that happened during his very first season became a hot topic once again as he gets set to star in Ice Cube’s new BIG3 league.
Back then, Michael Jordan apparently insulted Brown with homophobic slurs during their time as teammates, and reportedly made him cry as he berated him constantly.
“Brown had become maddeningly frustrated, a kid who thought that he was being repeatedly fouled in intrasquad games. He would drive toward the basket and feel himself being bumped by a hard hip off the ball, infuriated that the referees wouldn’t blow a whistle. “That was a foul,” he finally groaned.
There was an electric silence then. Play had stopped. A wide-eyed Jordan walked toward Brown. “You [expletive] flaming [homophobic slur],” he exploded. “You don’t get a foul call on a [expletive] little touch foul, you [expletive]. Get your [expletive] back on the floor and play. I don’t want to hear that out of you again. Get your ass back and play, you [expletive].”
As a leader Jordan proved more tormentor than mentor. Many Washington players got the business end of a Jordan harangue, but he designated second-year forward Kwame Brown as the whipping boy, referring to him, as reported by The Washington Post, as a “flaming [slur].” A source told SI that Jordan ritually reduced Brown to tears in front of the team.”
Brown wanted to clear the air on those rumors.
“Michael has never brought me to tears,” he said. “Did he upset me a lot? Yeah. I mean, he’s a competitor.”
And it’s sad that it got to this point, but where are the Xs and Os? Where is the numbers at? Everyone says I can’t play, but no one has my numbers when I do play. There’s no outlet that I look at now [where] it’s not about this guy [debating] this guy, this guy talking that loud, this guy’s talking louder. Where are the numbers?”
Kwame Brown averaged 6 points and 5 rebounds in his 12 year NBA career.