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2008 Nba Finals Champion P.j. Brown

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2008 Nba Finals Champion P.j. Brown

Collier Brown Jr., AKA P.J. Brown, currently plays for the NBA’s Boston Celtics as a center/power forward. In college Brown played at Louisiana Tech for a period of four years. He left the school as the 2nd all-time leader in blocks with 241 and 5th in rebounds with 1,017. In the 1992 NBA draft he was selected out of Louisiana Tech University by the New Jersey Nets. He opted to play in Greece his first year out of college for the Panionios. His first playing season with the Nets in 1993- he played in 240 regular season games, starting in 198 of those games and averaging 8 points and 6 rebounds in 30 minutes of the game. In the 1994 NBA Playoffs he appeared in 4 playoff games and participated in the 1994 Rookie Challenge during the NBA ALL-Star Weekend.

Brown signed to the Miami Heat in the 1996 season, where he shined receiving the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award and also was elected to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. P.J. Brown undoubtedly played a key role in pushing the Miami Heat to the Eastern Conference Finals during the 1997 NBA Playoffs. The Heat lost to the Chicago Bulls that year, but the team did not miss the playoffs in the four seasons that Brown was part of.

In 2000, P.J. Brown was traded to the Chicago Bulls, but did not last past the 2006 season where he signed with the Boston Celtics. Brown had an exceptional breakthrough in Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008 where he scored 10 points and turned 6 rebounds. He also shined in the 2008 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers in his 15 year career gaining the championship for the Celtics.

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