Yesterlook: Kwame's Media Mob
Perusing the archive of WaPo Kwame Brown photos is a strange, depressing task. The early pictures show so much hope, so much promise, so many young and optimistic smiles. Michael Jordan looks happy, but more than that, Kwame Brown looks happy. He jumps rope. He shakes hands. He visits D.C. tennis tournaments, grinning broadly. He poses with Doug Collins. He hangs out with Courtney Alexander. Courtney Alexander!
And he shows up at media day events, only to be surrounded by media members whose careers took a slightly more vertical path than Kwame himself. Look, it's David Aldridge! Rachel Nichols, too overjoyed to hide the feeling! And an equally euphoric Russ Thaler! All so young, all so innocent and happy, together, frozen in mid-answer, or mid-question, or mid-joking riposte, before Jordan got canned, before Gilbert and Caron arrived, before Washington Post Live and Nichols-to-ESPN and Kwame-to-nowhere, before my job consisted of trying to write enough words to justify posting a seven-year old photo.
The photo's by The Post's John McDonnell.
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