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Highlighting Shannon Brown's dunks

July 26, 2010 |  5:48 pm

The good news regarding Shannon Brown entails Mitch Kupchak's optimism that the Lakers will reach a deal and re-sign him. The bad news regarding Brown entails that there's no noise beyond crickets, as he's had to wait while the Lakers assemble their roster. Yet even with the free agent signings of Matt Barnes, Steve Blake and Theo Ratliff, Kupchak expects that the high-profile dunker will remain a Laker. I view that as a good move should it happen, though I'll admit I wonder how the minutes will be allocated given the off-season additions. But that's a topic for another day.

While Laker fans wait for the news to happen, they can at least enjoy the memorable dunks Brown has entertained them with for the past two seasons. It's not something Brown strictly wants to be known for and he wants to develop more parts to his game. And he quickly found out he couldn't channel those highlight reels into the 2010 NBA Dunk Contest. But hey, he'll admit the slams have given him a high profile. Hence,

-- Mark Medina

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