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Larry Brown Sports:
Most people would agree that Andrew Bynum is one of the top centers in the NBA, but his problematic attitude is an issue.
Bynum was benched by Lakers coach Mike Brown Tuesday for attempting a three pointer during the third quarter of the team’s win over the Warriors. Bynum apparently was feeling it after making the first three of his career Sunday against the Grizzlies, so he tossed one up early in the team’s possession. Brown was upset with Bynum for jacking up the shot.
“If I feel like I have to take him out the game again, I’ll take him out the game,” Brown told Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears. “If I don’t feel like he’s playing the right way, I’ll take him out the game. I didn’t feel like he was playing the right way. I didn’t feel like we were playing the right way as a club when he was on the floor. That’s why I took him out the game.”
Bynum remained defiant and intends to go against Brown’s wishes.
“I guess don’t take 3’s is the message. But I’m going to take some
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