Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 4/3/12

The Lakers are sending Andrew Bynum a financial message that his bad behavior needs to change. The team reportedly fined their star center for “numerous infractions,” including blowing off a meeting with GM Mitch Kupchak.

Bynum sprained his ankle Sunday and will miss Tuesday’s game against the Nets. The injury could be considered some form of karma for Bynum, who confirmed he doesn’t participate in team huddles during games.

We wouldn’t doubt it if Bynum blew off a meeting with Kupchak. The young center hasn’t displayed sound judgment on or off the court throughout his time in the league. Whether it was jacking up three pointers during games or delaying surgery to attend the World Cup, Bynum has been the king of defiance. Hopefully the fines might bring some sense to him, though we doubt it will make much of a difference.

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