26 Facts About Elton Brand

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Elton Tyron Brand was born on March 11,1979 and is an American former professional basketball player and the general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association.

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Elton Brand was a two-time NBA All Star and an All-NBA Second Team selection in 2006.

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Elton Brand subsequently decided to leave Duke after his sophomore season and declared for the 1999 NBA draft.

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4.

On June 30,1999, Elton Brand was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the first overall pick in the 1999 NBA draft.

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5.

Elton Brand was later named the most valuable player of the Rookie Challenge over All-Star Weekend.

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6.

In 2002, Elton Brand became the first Clipper since Danny Manning to be selected to the All-Star team.

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7.

When Elton Brand became a restricted free agent in 2003, the Miami Heat made an offer worth $82 million over six years.

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8.

Elton Brand was selected to the 2006 NBA All-Star Game and considered as a strong candidate for the 2006 NBA MVP.

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9.

Elton Brand led the franchise to its first playoff series win since 1976, when the team was known as the Buffalo Braves.

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10.

However, Elton Brand made his return to the Clippers' lineup April 2,2008 after being out since the end of the previous season.

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11.

Elton Brand later opted out of the final year of his contract and became a free agent.

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12.

Sources indicated that Elton Brand chose to opt out from his contract in order to provide Clippers with more payroll flexibility in hopes of strengthening their roster.

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13.

On July 9,2008, Elton Brand signed with the Philadelphia 76ers to a reported five-year, $82 million contract.

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14.

Elton Brand longed to return to the East Coast, and chose Philadelphia as it was the closest suitor to his hometown of Peekskill, New York.

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15.

Elton Brand had been coming off of the bench so that he could be slowly worked back into the lineup, but after over a month on the bench and only six games back during which his production was severely limited, the decision was made to go forward with the surgery.

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16.

On July 11,2012, Elton Brand was released from the 76ers via the amnesty clause.

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17.

On July 13,2012, Elton Brand was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Mavericks with a winning bid of $2.

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18.

On January 4,2016, Elton Brand came out of retirement to re-enter the NBA, citing that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski helped convince him to return to play.

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19.

On December 6,2016, Elton Brand was named as the player development consultant of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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20.

On September 20,2018, Elton Brand was promoted to general manager position of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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21.

Early in his career, Elton Brand established himself as one of the top power forwards of the NBA.

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22.

Elton Brand uses his wide body and surprising athleticism for a man his weight in order to out-muscle his opponents.

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23.

Elton Brand's foundation is an organization that provides support to worthy causes in Chicago, Illinois; Peekskill, New York; and Durham, North Carolina.

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24.

Elton Brand played for Team USA in the 2006 FIBA World Basketball Championships, averaging 8.

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25.

Elton Brand is a founding member and president of Gibraltar Films, a company engaged in film investment, acquisition, production, and distribution of motion pictures.

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26.

Elton Brand attended the film's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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