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Kwame Brown, Michael Jordan officially reunited

It's not on a par with, say Tiger and Elin deciding to scrap their divorce and give marriage another whirl, but one famous star-crossed couple is together again.

Kwame Brown and Michael Jordan.

Even Brown's agent, Mark Bartlestein, admits it might seem like "War of the Roses 2" meets "Armageddon."

"Most people would think (Brown) would run away from going back to play for Michael again. That's not the case. Kwame welcomes it," Bartlestein told the Charlotte Observer.

In 2001, Jordan, the Wizards' president of basketball operations at the time, plucked Brown, a Georgia high-schooler, with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Brown, 28, lasted in D.C. until 2005 and signed a one-year, $1.3 million deal with the Bobcats.

"The challenge of going to Charlotte and playing for Michael again and getting to play for Larry Brown, a great teacher, will be good for him," Bartlestein said. "They spent a lot of time recruiting him."

Brown has averqaged 6.7 points and 5.4 rebounds with four teams, most recently the Detroit Pistons, over nine seasons. The Boston Celtics reportedly considered signing Brown, then landed Shaquille O'Neal.

By Cindy Boren  |  August 24, 2010; 1:16 PM ET
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This would be a low risk move for Jordan. Expectations are low out of Kwame. The upside is that the Bobcats can free up cap space by waiving Eric Dampier now that they have a big man. It's not a genius move but it may work.

Posted by: OmarMercado | August 24, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

As Phil Jackson said to Kwame when he was in LA: "Meow." That says it all.

Posted by: lanedogg | August 25, 2010 12:50 AM | Report abuse

Why would Charlotte be courting Kwame Brown, arguably the biggest #1 pick bust in history and the monument to MJ's incompetence in the Wizards' front office?

Posted by: randysbailin | August 25, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Wizards incompetence is not relegated to Jordan alone and this time, Jordan knows exactly what he's getting and is paying the appropriate amount of money for him.

Posted by: ProfessorWrightBSU | August 25, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

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