Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/1/12
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When the Los Angeles Lakers drafted Andrew Bynum 10th overall in 2005, their vision was for the 7-footer to become a franchise player. The future hasn't always looked so bright for Bynum and the Lakers, given the multitude of injuries and continued lack of maturity. But with an aging Kobe Bryant continuing to carry the load, Bynum's value in Los Angeles is as high as ever. Bryant may still have the star power and the killer instinct needed to win an NBA title, but it's Bynum who will be the key to any championship hopes the Lakers possess this season....
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