Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 3/19/13
You cant get too caught up in the hype. If nothing else, the Andrew Bynum situation has taught us that much. Bynum is a 25-year old center who owns several championship rings and All-Star appearances. Hes a 7-footer with athleticism, a decent touch near the basket and a knack for altering shots. So when the Lakers made their push to land Dwight Howard last summer, the 76ers lunged in the chase for Bynum, almost at the last minute. Bynum, it was said, was ready to emerge from Kobe Bryants shadow in LA. Bynum, it was believed, was ready to be a No. 1 option. He wanted to front his own band, to prove he could turn an also-ran into a true blue title contender. So the Sixers made the deal for Bynum. And they have never been the same. First, it was learned Bynum would miss training camp with a bum knee. Later, it was reported he suffered the injury while bowling. Next were hints and allegations Bynum didnt really even care about basketball. Instead of becoming the next dominant ...
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