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Kwame Brown blames 76ers medical staff for early NBA exit

Ex-NBA center Kwame Brown had played 12 season in the pros, which is arguably a testament to his agent’s supernatural abilities for having stretched the big man’s career that long despite Brown’s well-documented shortcomings on the court. That said, Brown thinks his exit in the league came a little bit early and believed he could’ve lasted longer if it weren’t for the mishandling of his injury by the Philadelphia 76ers‘ medical staff.

In a story by Bleacher Report’s Bonsu Thompson about Ice Cube’s Big3 league, where Brown is currently plying his trade, the former top draft selection alleged the 76ers for misdiagnosing a lower-body injury that prevented him from getting the apt treatment.

He blames the premature end to his career on an injury he sustained as a 76er. “I had what’s called an avulsion fracture where the hamstring tears a piece of the bone away,” says Brown. “They were working me out every day, but they misdiagnosed me. They told me I had a mild hamstring injury. I was icing when I should’ve had surgery to pin it back.”

Widely considered as the biggest bust in the history of the NBA, Brown has been a target of ridicule in the basketball world ever since he was drafted number one overall by the Washington Wizards in 2001. But he may have a case here, however, as the 76ers have always seemed to be saddled with injuries, which doesn’t reflect good on its medical team.

Brown, who has career NBA averages of 6.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, made close to $64 million dollars off his NBA career. Not bad for a seven-footer with small hands.