Chucky Brown, former NC State Wolfpack and Dallas Maverick, shares his thoughts on Dennis Smith Jr.
Joining The Forgotten Maverick Podcast, former Maverick and NC State basketball alum Chucky Brown discussed his career while also sharing his opinion on Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr.
“I think he’s done a phenomenal job. With the addition of some good veterans around him, to help him and show him – because he really doesn’t know what the league is about, yet. If they can bring some veteran guys in that have been around, and can show him what the league is about, with his ability, he’ll take it to another level.”
In addition to providing his thoughts on the present day Mavericks, Chucky also reflected on his one game as a Dallas Maverick in 1993 against the New York Knicks, a home game in which the Mavericks lost in November of that season.
“I remember I got an and-1, we were playing the Knicks. I remember that. I got a three point play. That’s the main thing I remember about that game.”
That would be the only time Chucky ever played for the Mavericks, as he finished with three points and one rebound. Brown is a member of a small group of former Mavericks who only played in one game with the franchise. This group includes Deandre Liggins (2017), Roderick Rhodes (2000), Randell Jackson (1999), Adrian Caldwell (1998), Mark Wade (1990), Joao Vianna (1991), and Monti Davis (1981).
He was released later that month (mainly due to an injury) and finished that year playing in the CBA. Chucky would eventually make his way back to the NBA, and won an NBA championship with the Rockets in 1995 and playing for several other clubs before retiring in following the 2001-2002 NBA season.
In addition to his time in Dallas, Brown shared memories of his times with teammates such as Drazen Petrovic, Peja Stojakovic, Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, and Tim Duncan.
Despite playing for a record tying 12 NBA teams during his career (including 2 stints each with the Cavs and Hornets), Brown considers himself lucky because of the various opportunities and experiences he accumulated during his life as a basketball journeyman.
“I always tell people I’m not rich with money by any means, but I’m rich as far as knowing people, knowing teammates and just being able to stay in contact with [former teammates].”
Thanks for listening, I hope you enjoy the episode.
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