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Andrew Bynum is 7 feet tall and supposed to be one of the NBA’s best centers.
Instead, he’s spent most of this season working back from knee injuries amidst reports that he’d rather be bowling (which complicated one of the knee injuries) or just not playing basketball at all. Still, Bynum has apparently found some room to throw stones when it comes to explaining why his career hasn’t been all it could be so far.
Bynum said Sunday that much of the reason he struggled to become a dominant center with the Los Angeles Lakers was because of his MVP teammate, Kobe Bryant.
“I thought it really helped me a lot obviously at first, because he draws so much attention. It’s hard for guys to double team and key on you, so it helped me tremendously,” Bynum said, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN. “Later, I felt like I was able to get the ball more and do more things with the ball, so I could definitely see how [Bryant's ball-dominant ways] could stunt growth.”
Bynum averaged 11.7 points 7.8...
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Before the Lakers took on the Sixers in Philly on Sunday, Andrew Bynum gave a few quotes about playing with Kobe that seemed to be throwing shots at the Superstar. Kobe Bryant responded to Bynum’s assertion that playing with him may have stunted his growth by agreeing with him. “For sure, because when you’re playing [...]
Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum took the occasion of a game against his former team to take a bit of a shot at former teammate Kobe Bryant. Bynum, 25 spent seven seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he averaged a career-high 18.7 points last season before he was dealt to the Lakers in a four-team trade last summer. Speaking of playing with Bryant, Bynum told reporters...
It was another turn-back-the clock performance for Bryant, who finished with 30 points and seven assists, his seventh consecutive game with at least 30 points.
“I’m just hoping this whole Benjamin Button thing doesn’t wear off,” Bryant said, alluding to the fictional character who gets younger as time passes.
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Andrew Bynum continues to make noise this season but it’s not from the basketball court. According to ESPN, Bynum believes that sometimes Kobe Bryant stunted his growth in Los Angeles. “I thought it really helped me a lot obviously at first, because he draws so much attention it’s hard for guys to double team and [...]
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Andrew Bynum says his ailing knees are "feeling much better."
Lost in the Lakers’ blowout victory in Philly was a huge night from Swaggy P. Filling in for leading scorer Jrue Holiday, Nick Young went off for a season-high 30 points, and on a respectable 12-23 from the floor. Swaggy did the majority of his damage from the outside… he knocked down six three-pointers and a variety of other jump shots, but he also managed to throw down...
Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum, whose been battling knee problems since his trade to Philadelphia, believes he's the best center in the NBA, and has some advice for his former team.
"I don't regret anything. Personally, they traded No. 1 for No. 2 and that is what happened," said Bynum, referring to the four team trade that sent him to Philly and Dwight...
Usually when the Lakers are in a highlight on here, they’re the ones throwing down dunks or tossing around sweet alley-oops, but not tonight. Tonight that award belongs to Gerald Henderson of the Charlotte Bobcats. Yes, you read that right. In the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ 101-100 win over the Bobcats on Tuesday night, Henderson gathered a pass in the lane and took off, throwing...
Photo courtesy of Bruce Bennett, Getty ImagesWith just under two minutes left in the game, Kobe Bryant headed towards the bench as Wells Fargo Center broke out in applause. Bryant raised up his arm and waved at those still left in the arena.“Next year could be the last time I play in front of this crowd,” he told Mike Trudell after the game.There was a nostalgic tone in his voice...
Gerald Henderson did his best Blake Griffin last night, laying down this righteous dunk on Dwight Howard:
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LOS ANGELES History was made and a bit of redemption was gained forLaker failings of the past at Staples Center on Tuesday night. Kobe Bryant, 34, set an NBA record by being the oldestplayer in NBA history to score 30 or more points in seven consecutive games asthe Lakers squeaked out a 101-100 win over the Charlotte Bobcats. During the defeat, the Bobcats Gerald Henderson Jr. experiencedfirst...
The Lakers now have three wins in a row beating the Charlotte bobcats 101-100. Break out the confetti – and they did Tuesday night at Staples but they do that for every home win. Pau Gasol was back in the line up and was one rebound shy of a double-double with ten points and 9 [...]
This pretty much sums up what is going wrong with the Lakers. When Kwame Brown is the one rejecting Dwight Howard in a real life bizarro world scenario. At this point the Lakers should beg Larry David to sit courtside to trip Dwight Howard so they could have a reasonable excuse for sucking the life out of basketball.
The Magic, of all teams, kicked off a debate that has been plaguing the NBA since Gregg Popovich started fouling Shaquille O'Neal, or maybe the strategy even dates back to Wilt Chamberlain and his famous clanking ability from the so-called charity stripe.
From a strategy perspective, it makes sense. If Howard is shooting only 49.2 percent from the foul line, the risk that...