Doug Gottlieb comes to the defense of Kwame Brown despite his social media tirades. While Doug agrees that Brown should be certainly considered a “bust” since he was the number one overall pick, he did, in fact, have a more than respectable career. The blame lays more on the Wizards for drafting an immature guy out of high school an having unrealistic expectations.
Doug Gottlieb:"If you want to be in the arena and be judged with the greatest of all-time and not live up to reasonable expectations, then you shouldn't be in sports. On the other hand, there's a respectful way to say all of these things. He didn't become nearly what people thought he should become. He probably didn't work nearly hard enough at it. There have been plenty of other 'busts' but when you're the #1 pick, everyone remembers you. Kwame Brown's work ethic and personal life has to be what led to him not achieving what he should have. If you don't want to be the #1 overall pick, you shouldn't have come straight out of high school. We only want the good stuff and not the bad."