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Andrew Bynum has yet to see the floor as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, so we are still waiting to see what he will look like finally playing outside the shadow of former teammate Kobe Bryant.
I would think that playing alongside Kobe would be a good thing. He draws the majority of the attention from the defense, meaning that his teammates get solid looks at the basket and a lot of freedom to play their game.
Bynum saw it differently. He says being a member of the Lakers and playing on the same team as Kobe made it hard for him to develop.
"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. "Later, I felt I was able to get the ball more and do more things with the ball, so I could definitely see how it could stunt growth."
Again, I still think it is a good thing for a young player to develop without the majority...
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The former Lakers center—who has made headlines for off-court reasons this season—made some comments regarding his old teammate, which Kobe responded to in turn.
Since Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum hasn't played a single NBA game this season, the only news we get on him is when he is out in the wild of Philadelphia.Check out this photo of Andrew at the Penthouse Club found earlier in the week where he rocks some slippers with no socks at the bar:
Tweet Although Philadelphia 76ers big man Andrew Bynum has yet to play a game this season, he has successfully found a way to stay in the viral headlines. earlier this season it was for his outrageous hairdos. Then it was for the revelation that he injured his knee bowling, while rehabbing the other knee. The [...]
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...
In an interesting ready by ESPN Los Angeles, Andrew Bynum offered his opinion on playing with NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant. This comment had such perfect timing since the Lakers played the 76ers last night and the fact that Bynum was traded to Philadelphia this past summer in order to get Dwight Howard. Bynum felt that playing with Kobe really hurt his game due to the fact that the...
For someone who has yet to play a game for the Philadelphia 76ers or prove that he can be a difference-maker for their franchise, Andrew Bynum is awfully confident. While it’s still incredibly early, you could make the argument at the moment that the Los Angeles Lakers were better with Bynum than they are with Dwight Howard. A number of other factors are at play, but Bynum still...
So Andrew Bynum got serious when interviewed prior to the Lakers-Sixers game last Sunday - telling ESPN how he felt his growth as an NBA player was hampered by playing alongside Kobe:
"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 told...
Andrew Bynum says his ailing knees are "feeling much better."
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 [...]
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...
Andrew Bynum said the only player from the Lakers he remains in contact with is Pau Gasol.