James Brown Celebrity

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Birth Place: Washington, DC

Birthday: February 25, 1951, Pisces

Profession: TV sportscaster

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Fast Facts

  • All-American basketball player at DeMatha Catholic High School under legendary coach Morgan Wootten.
  • All-Ivy League basketball player for Harvard (1970-72) and captained the team in his final season.
  • Drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in 1973, but was cut before the season began.
  • Was a successful sales executive for Xerox before becoming play-by-play announcer for the NBA's Washington Bullets in 1978.
  • Elected to the Harvard Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.
  • Became a part owner of the Washington Nationals baseball team in 2006.
  • Was named a Community Ambassador for the AARP in 2009.


  • Katrina Brown — Daughter
  • John Brown — Father
  • Dorothy Brown — Wife
  • Mary Ann Brown — Mother


  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (BA in Government, 1973)

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