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One year ago, the future looked really bright for the Philadelphia 76ers. They let go of Andre Iguodala in exchange for Andrew Bynum, who when healthy is arguably the best center in the NBA. But after 12 months, Andrew Bynum has moved on to a new city, and to make things worse, he ended up not seeing one minute of action for the 76ers due to his horrible knees. image from sbnation.com To say the least, the acquisition of Andrew Bynum was an utter and complete disaster for the Philadelphia 76ers, who went from thinking they had a contending team, to finding out that they were really going back to page one. As part of the process of making amends to the fans and the city, new 76ers CEO Scott O’Neil appeared on a local radio station to apologize for the Andrew Bynum disaster. Via Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer: “I apologize on behalf of the Sixers to any fan who invested and thought Bynum was going to be their guy and be the savior,” said O’Neil, while being a guest on Cataldi’s radio show. “At the end of the day that’s our apology to every fan – not just to you [he told Cataldi]. “However, we are going to take some chances when we can take some chances. And sometimes, they’re not going to work. And sometimes, they are. When they don’t work, we are not going to ever talk about a player negatively. That’s not going to help us or the franchise or the fans. That’s not going to help us recruit. It doesn’t help us go out and grab free agents. It doesn’t help us when we are evaluating talent. It doesn’t help us when we are talking to coaches. It just doesn’t help.” image from: thedailyjournal.com While O’Neil is correct that it doesn’t help to vent frustration, it certainly is understandable for 76ers fans. Instead of helping build up the team and the city, Andrew Bynum spent his time in Philadelphia growing a wild afro and going bowling on the weekends. That’s not exactly a recipe for success. That being said, O’Neal is right that the 76ers need to move on and look towards the future, which honestly for them looks pretty grim. To think that they essentially got rid of Andre Iguodala for nothing is truly a shame and a tragedy. Before the Bynum trade, they were one of the more young and exciting up and coming teams in the NBA, and now they are looking at being one of the bottom barrel teams of the Eastern Conference. I know in order to go big, you have to take chances, but taking a huge gamble like this and seeing it completely back fire your face is never an easy pill for anybody to swallow and just move on from. This Bynum trade is going to sting for the 76ers and their fans for quite some time. —Ben Parker: follow me on twitter @nba_lord The post 76ers CEO Apologizes To Fans For Andrew Bynum Philly Fiasco appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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Andrew Bynum signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason and, as we all know, “Andrew Bynum, the crazy hair guy” has been way more valuable than “Andrew Bynum, the basketball player” in recent years. The big man and his troll doll hairdo made their debut in Cleveland this week, snapping a picture with a Radio Shack employee in an Ohio restaurant.
[The Big Lead]
It's no secret that the 76ers' Andrew Bynum experiment was a disaster.
The acquisition of the 7-foot center in last summer's four-team trade ultimately set the Sixers back several seasons. Bynum who made $16.9 million last year never played for the team because of chronically injured knees.
After being urged by WIP-FM (94.1) host Angelo Cataldi new Sixers chief executive...
We all knew it was only going to be a matter of time until Andrew Bynum’s crazy hair-do was going to make an appearance in Cleveland, Ohio and well, it has.
Check out this photo that was taken at a Potbelly Sandwich Shop of Bynum with a hairstyle that might have been channeling Beakman:
Andrew Bynum’s wacky hair [The Big Lead]
Just in case you thought Andrew Bynum was maybe going to do things a little differently in Cleveland, he reminds us that he is truly Yolo Bynum.
You have Bynum with a guy from Radio Shack at a sandwich shop, next to a Kyrie Irving Bobblehead doll? We need to get confirmation on the bobblehead doll, I will send CTU down to Cleveland.
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As you may have heard, the Philadelphia 76ers were somehow able to rid themselves of colossal disappointment Andrew Bynum and the center signed a 2-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Not only did the Cavs taking on a huge risk that could pay significant dividends, the team also acquired Bynum’s wacky hair, an oft-discussed [...]The post Andrew Bynum and his crazy hair make...
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Here we go again with Andrew Bynum and Dan Gilbert’s Horseshoe Casino in downtown Cleveland. You might remember yesterday when we showed you …
Andrew Bynum was spotted wearing reppin for his new team in Cleveland Wednesday and sporting a Don King-esque fro:
I will say this about Bynum, a lot of NBA players like to hide in the shadows and have their bodyguards or yes-men making sure people don’t bother them.
Not Andrew Bynum, if he wants to roll to the sandwich shop or casino, he just rolls and normally he is solo, not entourage in sight.
He is a man of the people.
Andrew Bynum playing roulette at Dan Gilbert’s Horseshoe Casino in...
In terms of new faces in new places for the 2013-14 NBA season, the Cleveland Cavaliers will have a new center in Andrew Bynum.
Recently, Bynum talked with Allie Clifton on Fox Sports Ohio about his new team and during a question about what he knew about the Cavalier fan base, he provided an interesting response:
“I just know that they’re really, really passionate and I haven’t...
The newest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Andrew Bynum, visited his new NBA home recently, and, as always, his hair game was totally on point…
Not the craziest hairdo we’ve seen Bynum sport (it’s a toss up between this one and this one), and I’d even go so far as to say the Buckwheat/Don King/troll doll hairstyle actually suits the Cavs forward. Now if Bynum can get...
Andrew Bynum may officially be a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers and left his Philadelphia 76ers days behind him, but the hair watch continues. We have seen Bynum rock a number of ridiculous hairstyles since leaving the Los Angeles Lakers. On Wednesday, he brought back a fan favorite — the Don King look. Beyond the [...]
Philadelphia 76ers: Best and Worst Moves of the Off Season
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/HoopStuff…
Best: Shedding Salary
- The team no longer has Andrew Bynum or Jrue Holiday, so other than Thaddeus Young their books are basically empty. That is it, that’s the only positive.
Worst: Trading Jrue Holiday
- This is very simple, they traded a 23 year old, All Star point guard...
It is going to be hard for EA Sports to recover from a three-year absence in the video game market. For the better part of a decade, 2K's NBA2K series has dominated the basketball video game market. And has picked up several awards for doing so.
NBA Live? It went dark in 2010 after the failed launch of the Kevin Durant-covered NBA Live 11. Serious glitches (the Andrew Bynum...