We had neither seen nor heard anything about or from former NBA player Kwame Brown, in, literally, years. In the past week, his name has come up more often now than possibly in his NBA playing days. Power 105’s Charlamagne Tha God named himself “Donkey of the Day” for his comments directed at the former first-round draft pick.
According to Complex, “The Breakfast Club” host went after Brown last week when he went into details of his personal life. They are both from South Carolina, so Charlamagne is privy to information that isn’t widely publicized. He said he went too far when being disrespectful toward Brown, adding that friends and mutual associates told him to apologize for airing dirty laundry.
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A clip of his apology is shown on the Instagram account of The Breakfast Club:
“Since I unintentionally caused trauma, I need to be intentional about causing healing” – @cthagod
“I’m sure I caused pain for not only Kwame Brown but for his family—‘specially, his family in my hometown of Moncks Corner, South Carolina. You know how I know? Because I spoke to a few of them. I was apologizing for triggering them.”
Brown, the first overall pick of the 2001 NBA draft, ripped former players who showed disrespect toward his playing skills on a recent podcast. Retired basketball players Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes, on a recent episode of their “All the Smoke” podcast, discussed Brown’s trade to the Memphis Grizzlies for future Hall of Fame center Pau Gasol to the Los Angeles during the 2007-08 season. During that talk with current Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, Jackson questioned Brown’s basketball skills. Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas, several weeks before, also dissed Brown on the podcast.
“I’m saying all that to say, leave Kwame alone. That man has been quiet for twenty years, he don’t bother nobody,” Charlamagne said. “Clearly all that ‘he’s a bust up’ gets to him. You don’t know what people are going through or have been through.”