For many years the name Kwame Brown had been buried under a pile of insults and jokes centered around his lack of accomplishments and inability to live up to expectations as a once heralded NBA prospect.
Fed up with how the sports media portrayed his professional basketball career, Kwame Brown finally decided to take up for himself in a series of social media posts aimed at a few of his former NBA teammates and sports talk figures like Stephen A. Smith, claiming that they didn’t fully support black men.
He published the videos back in May, and they went viral immediately. Since then, the former NBA lottery pick has become a force to be reckoned with, making friends with controversial sports talk figures like Jason Whitlock and enemies out of Matt Barnes and Stephen A. Smith.
Matt Barnes even went so far as to invite the former power forward to appear as a guest on his All The Smoke Podcast. The basketball player turned podcast host also made it clear that he would oblige Kwame Brown with a physical altercation if that was truly the route he wanted to take.
However, the response from Stephen A. Smith wasn’t nearly as cordial. ESPN’s highest-paid sports anchor took to the airwaves on Stephen A’s World and unleashed on the former number one overall pick in the NBA draft by showcasing a Shaqin-a-fool Esque blooper reel and ad-libbing some not so flattering commentary aimed at his nemesis.
It seemed like that would be the high point of Kwame’s feud with his naysayers. But today, Gilbert Arenas raised the stakes with a clap back of his own. His profanity-laced Instagram post about their days as teammates and a threat to do even more harm to his reputation with a yet-to-be-released video that appears to be about 54:00 minutes long.
The recent Instagram post from Gilbert Arenas comes as a bit of a surprise, considering he was one of the first former NBA players to rush to Kwame Brown’s defense shortly after his YouTube videos went viral back in May.