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Biography of Shannon Brown [Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, Awards & Net Worth]

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Shannon Brown is a former NBA player. Before playing for NBA, Brown was a college basketball star.

Brown was one of the most athletic players in his career. A diligent shooting guard would assist in the game and lead the team to victory.

He had a key role in his team, and the teammates always appreciated his sky-high jump during the games.

Biography of Shannon Brown [Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, Awards & Net Worth]

Shannon Brown (Source: nba.com)

To know more about Shannon Brown, read the following points. In addition, this article discusses his early life, family, career, and many more.

Now, let’s look through some of the quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Shannon Brown
Nick Name N/A
Birthdate November 29, 1985
Birthplace Maywood, Illinois
Nationality American
Religion Christianity 
Horoscope Sagittarius
Age 36 years old
Father’s Name Chris Brown
Mother’s Name Sandra Brown
Sibling One brother
Sibling’s Name Sterling Brown
Education Michigan State
Relationship Status Divorced
Spouse Monica
Children Two
Height 6ft 4in (1.93m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Build Athletic 
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black 
Profession Professional Basketball Player 
Position Shooting Guard
Playing Career 2006-2018
NBA Draft 2006 Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Shoe size 15 US
Sexual Orientation Straight
Highlights and Awards
  • 2 time NBA champion (2009, 2010)
  • First-team Parade All-American (2003)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2003)
  • Illinois Mr. Basketball (2003)
Net Worth $14 million
Social Media Handles N/A
Last Updated July, 2022

Shannon Brown: Early Life, Family & Education

On November 29, 1985, Shannon Brown was born in Maywood, Illinois. Brown’s father’s name is Chris Brown, and his mother’s name is Sandra Brown. He has a brother Sterling Brown, an NBA player for Dallas Mavericks.

Brown was very passionate about basketball. He began playing basketball in his school days.

Brown was a college basketball star. He went to Michigan State and started his basketball career.

Shannon Brown: Age, Height & Weight

Brown is 36 years old as of January 2022. He has an amazing height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93m), which is great for basketball players.

Brown weights 210 lb (95 kg). With the balance of height and weight, Brown was able to take a high leap in his game.

Shannon Brown: Career

High School and College Career

Brown went to Proviso East High School. He earned the name Illinois Mr. Basketball and a McDonald’s All-American in 2003.

He was also ranked no 1 shooting guard and no 3 player in the nation.

Brown represented Michigan State University in Michigan State Spartans and eventually became the college basketball star. He was in the All-big Ten and an All-Big Ten as a junior.

Professional Career

Initial Years in NBA (2006-2009)

Cleveland Cavaliers signed Brown in the 2006 NBA draft. He was chosen in the first round as the 25th pick.

Brown played 23 games and showcased terrific gameplay. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury to his shin.

On March 2, 2007, Brown played for Albuquerque Thunderbirds and recorded 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists.

On January 11, 2008, Brown played for Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA Development League. He played 4 games for the team. He returned to the Cavaliers on January 17.

During the 2007-08 season, Brown played 15 games with an average of 7 points per game.

On February 21, 2008, Brown was sent to Chicago Bulls. There was a deal between three teams the Bulls, the Cavaliers, and the Sonics.

Brown was selected by Charlotte Bobcats on August 6, 2008, for a year. His salary was $800,000. He had an average of 4.8 points during his one-year tenure for Bobcats.

Los Angeles Lakers (2009–2011)

On February 7, 2009, Brown was sent to Los Angeles by Bobcats. He did not have many starts initially, but Brown was highlighted in the last five games. And he showed his brilliant game with an average of 7.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists.

In the playoffs, Brown scored 9 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, and 1 steal in the match against the Jazz. He concluded the series with an average of 7.2 points, 1.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1 steal per game.

On July 6, 2009, Brown returned to Lakers with a two-year contract of $4.2 million.

On January 18, 2010, Brown was selected by the Lakers for the Sprite Slam Dunk Competition to compete in 2010 All-Star weekend. Adding to the joy, Brown scored 22 points against the Orlando Magic and led the Lakers to victory on the same day.

On February 13, 2010, Brown played the first round of the dunk contest but could not move forward in the competition.

Shannon Brown taking the leap for the Lakers

Shannon Brown is leaping the Lakers. (Source: Ann arbor news)

On February 16, 2010, Brown recorded his then career-high 27 points and 10 rebounds against the Golden State Warriors. He got the title of the second championship in that season.

On  August 8, 2010, Brown joined the Lakers with a two-year contract of $4.6 million. He scored 21 points in two games which were the highest. After the season, he had an average of 7 points per game.

In the concluding games of the Lakers, Brown recorded 10 and 15 points, respectively. They were against the Dallas Mavericks.

On June 30, 2011, Brown decided to terminate his contract with the Lakers.

Phoenix Suns (2011-2013)

In 2011, Brown signed with the Phoenix Suns for a year. Brown scored 21 points against the Los Angeles Clippers and led the team to victory on March 15, 2012.

On March 27, 2012, Brown recorded his career-high of 32 points but lost the match to the San Antonio Spurs.

Phoenix Suns were up against Los Angeles Lakers on April 7, 2012. With the help of Brown’s 20 points, the Phoenix Suns got their win. Brown got 7 rebounds for the Suns in the 114-90 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On July 25, 2012, Brown extended his contract with Phoenix Suns for the next two years. The deal was worth $7 million.

The same year on November 7, Brown scored 24 points and led the team to victory against Charlotte Bobcats. He got three straight points.

Brown scored 22 points in the match against the Cleveland Cavaliers and led to victory two days later. He scored more than 20 points in the two consecutive games.

On October 25, 2013, Brown was exchanged to the Washington Wizard. After three days, he was relinquished by the Wizards.

After 2014 

On February 1, 2014, Brown sealed a 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs. Twelve days later, he added the next 10 days to the contract. Unfortunately, the Spurs ended the contract after the expiration of the deal. 

On February 27, 2014, Brown sealed a 10-day contract with the New York Knicks. After ten days, he added the next 10 days to the contract. On March 20, 2014, he committed to play for the Knicks for the rest of the season. Then, after about four months, Brown was relinquished.

On August 27, 2014, Brown committed to the Miami Heat. However, he was relinquished on November 24, 2014, after five games.

After two years, on October 30, Brown signed with the Grand Rapids Drive for the second round of the 2016 NBA Development League Draft. Unfortunately, he was out on November 10.

The following year on November 16, Brown was selected by the Wisconsin Herd, affiliated with the Milwaukee Bucks. 

On January 26, 2018, Brown was transferred to the Delaware 87ers.

Awards and Achievements

Brown had won many games and titles at the peak of his game.

  • 2 times NBA champion (2009, 2010)
  • First-team Parade All-American (2003)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2003)
  • Illinois Mr. Basketball (2003)

Shannon Brown: Wife & Kids

Shannon Brown married Monica Denise Arnold in 2010. She is a singer, songwriter, and actress.

Brown first met Monica on the sets of “Love All Over Me,” where he was the lead. Soon they started to form a bond and started dating.

Monica was previously in a relationship with producer Rocko and had two sons with him. Brown had a son, Shannon Christopher Brown, from his past relationship. Together they let go of their past and started a new journey.

After three years of wedlock, they had their daughter, Laiyah Shannon Brown.

Biography of Shannon Brown [Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, Awards & Net Worth]

Shannon Brown with wife and daughter (Source: Popularsuperstars)

Monica filed for divorce after eight years of marriage. The couple did not publicly explain the reason for the separation. But there are rumors that it could be the infidelity of Brown.

In 2019, Brown got divorced from his wife, Monica. The couple decided to co-parent their daughter and remain cordial.

Shannon Brown: Controversies & Scandals

In 2020, Brown was arrested as he allegedly fired a gun at two people. They looked around his house as there was “for sale” written outside and were allowed to go in.

Brown confronted them and let them go after a few minutes. The two people claimed that Brown fired shots at them as they were leaving. After investigation, Brown was proven guilty and arrested for the charge. He was out of jail after 2-3 days.

On October 7, 2021, Brown was charged and arrested for million dollars insurance fraud in the Southern District of New York. He was accused of defrauding the NBA’s health and welfare benefit plan. There were 17 other former NBA players involved in executing the fraud.

Brown made around $2.5 million by scamming people in the health and welfare benefit plan.

Shannon Brown: Music Video & Film Appearances

Brown had a brief instinct with music videos. He modeled in Toni Braxton’s “Yesterday,” Nelly’s “Just a Dream,” and played the love interest of Monica in “Love All Over Me.”

In 2012, Brown appeared in the film named Think like a Man. Additionally, the New York Knicks had a film Trainwreck released in 2015, where Brown appeared.

Shannon Brown: Net Worth

As of 2022, Brown’s net worth is expected to be $14 million.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are Shannon Brown and singer Chris Brown related?

No, Shannon and Chris are not related. Often people get confused with them because they have similar facial structures.

What is Shannon Brown’s vertical?

Shannon Brown had a 44.5-inch vertical while playing for the Lakers. However, he could leap to a great height.

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