Despite NBA Lockout, Lakers Guard Shannon Brown Wants To Become A Free Agent

- By Bossip Staff

Monica’s hubby-poo, Shannon Brown, wants to be a free agent:

Lakers backup guard Shannon Brown informed the team Thursday that he was exercising his option to terminate the final year of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent. Brown and his agent, Mark Bartelstein, said this was the best time for the 6-foot-4 guard to test the free-agent market, even though the NBA is about to impose a lockout and no one knows what the future collective bargaining agreement will be.

Brown had to let the Lakers know of his decision by Thursday’s deadline. “We made the best decision for me and everybody around me,” Brown said in a telephone interview. “It’s an interesting time to do this because of the lockout, but I think this is the best thing for me to do right now.”

Brown signed a two-year, $4.5 million deal with the Lakers in 2010, even though he was offered more money and a longer deal by several teams. He was due to make about $2.37 million next season. Brown and Bartelstein said the player wants a longer-term contract, and both said the Lakers remain in the mix.

“I haven’t ruled out the Lakers,” Brown said. “I don’t know if they will rule me out. I’m staying open.”

No more Phil Jackson, no more Shannon…



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  • Hi HO!

    I guess he wants to be the nxt Trevor Ariza! Shrugs! W/o the lakers wouldn’t nobody know who this guy was.. Because of the lakers he got to married Monica. Cause when ol boi was with the bobcats and the cavs he got no playing time and didn’t nobody know who da heck he was. He wants more money which is understandable. If he is smart he would stay with the lakers.. It’s a good career move for the long run. But if he doesn’t we will still win w/o him. His Loss!

  • 223

    You will still get swept without him

  • Hi HO!

    @223 is that why he is a 2 time champion is that why your on here commenting about tha lakers. Because we gon get swept ohh ok.. If you think that. U don’t kno ish bout basketball.. Stick to gossip cuz that’s what ur doing now…

  • Hi HO!

    @WB Chicago wants JR Smith not Shannon brown..

  • Asia

    Seriously he could go along with blake..walton and barnes…lakers need new guards especially a starting pg who are not scared to take the 3point shot..make it and be consistent and make plays for the bigs. Shannon is not confident on the lakers its too much pressure so i am excited about the draft picks..hopefully they get playing time because phil hated playing his reserves.

  • Pookie

    What man called Shannon? Its a girls name! ugh

  • SOSO

    and your nickname is pookie so you wouldnt know anything about names shannon is a name for men and women

  • King Beef

    Shannon is a role player who has the potential to be really good. I like the Lakers and I really believe they should try to keep him but I wouldn?t break the piggy bank wide open for him. Shannon is going to end up on a medicore team who will be excited to spend decent cash to obtain his talents.

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