Found April 03, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Andrew Bynum is sitting out of the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the New Jersey Nets to rest his sprained left ankle. Lakers coach Mike Brown had little else to say about his All-Star center Tuesday night. He refused to confirm ESPN's report Bynum was fined by the team for an accumulation of behavioral transgressions. Brown says he has no problems with Bynum, who is averaging career bests of 17.9 points and 11.9 rebounds. Brown benched Bynum for the final nine minutes of a victory last week at Golden State. Bynum was hurt when he landed awkwardly while grabbing a rebound Sunday. The 7-footer has been plagued by knee problems throughout his career, but has been almost completely healthy this season.

Andrew Bynum doesn’t care about Mike Brown’s huddles

Andrew Bynum with his poor attitude has reportedly been a thorn in the Lakers’ side recently, as evidenced by his infamous three-point attempt and subsequent benching, which Bynum publicly derided, last week. Since then, Bynum’s relationship with coach Mike Brown has been under the microscope. So how have things been between the two? Not good, if you want to read between the...

Bynum huge in 'important game'

Andrew Bynum proved he could overcome some pain and light up the scoreboard Wednesday night. Bynum scored 36 points one day after skipping the Lakers' victory over New Jersey because of a moderate sprain to his left ankle. Bynum's uprising -- one point shy of his season high -- helped the Lakers beat the Clippers on 113-108. "Important game," Bynum said afterward...

Is Bynum acting out at Lakers?

LOS ANGELES -- Most nights, the Lakers only have to concern themselves with avoiding one loss. Tuesday night, losing twice became a real possibility. They avoided an on-court defeat after blowing a 12-point fourth quarter lead, hanging on to beat New Jersey 91-87 at STAPLES Center. Kobe Bryant hit the game-clinching three-pointer with ten seconds left in the game. Whether they...

Bynum remains game-time decision vs. Nets

After suffering what the Lakers termed a "moderate sprain" in his left ankle, Andrew Bynum remains a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup against the New Jersey Nets. He missed morning shootaround to receive anti-inflammatory treatment to minimize the swelling on his ankle, said Lakers spokesman John Black. Coach Mike Brown will turn to the Lakers' training...

Andrew Bynum doesn’t think fine, benching were warranted

Andrew Bynum remains defiant in the face of discipline from the Lakers. Speaking with ESPN’s Heather Cox after the Lakers beat the Clippers on Wednesday night in LA, Bynum said the fines and benching he received weren’t deserved. “I didn’t think it was warranted,” Bynum said of the fines and benching. “I don’t think you [should] get benched for that. It is what it is...

Bynum injury not too serious, relief in Lakerland

Andrew Bynum injured his ankle on Sunday in Golden State after trying to block David Lee's shot. It looked pretty bad at first, and the Los Angeles Lakers faithful let out a collective gasp upon the thought of Bynum being out for the season in response, but it turns out he won't be. The X-rays were negative, The Los Angeles Times reported, as they went on to offer the following...

Kupchak backs Bynum despite transgressions

The Lakers continue to include center Andrew Bynum in their future plans despite acknowledging displeasure with some of his recent on-court transgressions. "Sometimes with young players I get disappointed and sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Tuesday in an interview with The Times. "Andrew continues to have a mix of...

Andrew Bynum fined by the Lakers

Does Andrew Bynum not want to be in LA? Or is it just that he’s not feeling Mike Brown and believes he’s untouchable. Bynum was fined an undisclosed amount by the Lakers for a laundry list of team infractions. Bynum has been in the headlines quite a bit lately, first there was the benching at [...]

Andrew Bynum fined by Lakers, reportedly missed meeting with Mitch Kupchak

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...

Lakers outlast Clippers in Pacific showdown

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