Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 11/16/14

Remember last week when NBA owners pressured commissioner David Stern into blocking a deal that would have sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers because moves like that were why those very same owners had locked out the players in the first place?

Well, actually if I remember correctly the reason for the NBA lockout was the fact that owners claimed they were paying far too much for players and needed more room to maneuver financially. As a group, owners had given out so many bad contracts that they couldn’t get out from under them. The financial sustainability of the league was the actual reason for the lockout. And today we got proof that those owners have learned absolutely nothing.

Kwame Brown, who is statistically (and, not just statistically) one of the worst players in the NBA was given a one-year, $7 million contract by the Golden State Warriors.

Let that one sink in for a bit.

Kwame freaking Brown just got $7 million? To play basketball? What, is he getting $10 for every time a ball clangs off his hands and goes out of bounds?

Brown can’t score, he’s 6’11 and can’t block shots, has horrible hands, is slow and can’t even shoot free throws. He’s also been injury prone as he’s played in 41, 38, 58, 48 and 66 games over the past six seasons.

Last year with the Charlotte Bobcats Brown started 50 games (if you didn’t know how bad the Bobcats were in 2010-11, you just found out), he avearged 7.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 26.0 minutes per game. He is almost seven feet tall and was a starter on a horrendous basketball team and he couldn’t even average 10 points a game.

Somehow the geniuses who run the Warriors saw that stat line and decided it would be a good idea to throw $7 million at the guy attached to it.

Seriously, they would have done better to invest it all in Solyndra. At least then they could have ******* about having been duped. With Brown we know exactly what Golden State is getting: a waste of uniform fabric.

This is just an absolutely ridiculous development.

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Cam Newton not a person of interest in night club shooting

Should Texans consider moving on from Arian Foster?

Dice-K begins comeback bid, makes first start in Japan

Report: Teams think Suh to Dolphins is ‘done' deal

Adrian Peterson still has ‘concerns’ about Vikings


LSU S blasts Tigers fans for leaving game early

Nobody’s safe in the NFL and nothing is sacred

UMass to retire jersey in honor of John Calipari

Houston Texans are moving on from Andre Johnson

Top landing spots for Darrelle Revis

Mets: Murphy will no longer discuss his religious beliefs

WATCH: CP3 goes nuts after DeAndre Jordan doesn't shoot

WATCH: Ridiculous foul called on Penn State

WATCH: Westbrook throws down huge dunk in return

Cowboys hang out at Duke game, pose with funny poster

Report: Peyton Manning's contract incentives tied to Super Bowl

Bean responds to Murphy's homosexuality comments

Haynesworth to Suh: Skins ‘took my love away from the game’

Five teams that should consider signing JaVale McGee

MLB local streaming is unlikely for Opening Day

Ronaldo sends his hair stylist to check on his wax figure monthly

Arizona Diamondbacks unveil 'The Churro Dog'

Ray Allen announces he will not play this season

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Every starting QB ranked by mobility

WATCH: CP3 goes nuts

UFC must make Rousey vs. Cyborg happen

Suh to Dolphins a 'done' deal?

Why haven't brands shown love to James Harden?

Nobody’s safe in the NFL and nothing is sacred

Tim Lincecum’s last best chance

Ten most underrated players in the NBA

Stevens: LeBron looks like the MVP

Spiller: EJ Manuel learned not to be 'buddy buddy' with everyone

Ten most underrated NFL free agents

Five potential landing spots for Andre Johnson

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.