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Found November 20, 2012 on Los That Sports Blog:

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This should come as a surprise to absolutely no one ... Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum has yet to play in a game for the Sixers – preseason or regular season – and according to a SLAM Magazine senior editor Tzvi Twersky, a former teammate says that Bynum doesn’t like playing basketball that much.

Here's what Twersky told CBS Philly's Spike Eskin, who asked Twersky last week about the rumor that Bynum hurt himself while bowling (which was later confirmed as fact):

“I started investigating [the bowling] a little bit,” Twersky said. “And one of the people that I hit, a guy who has played with him before, he texted me back and said ‘I don’t know if that’s true [the bowling], but I do know that I’ve never met another player in the league who likes basketball less [than Bynum].”

“The disclaimer is, I don’t know Andrew like that. From what I hear, he’s a good guy,” Twersky said. “But the fact that I heard this from a guy who has played with him before, it kind of made me think, ‘what’s going on here exactly?’ That’s not the kind of a guy that I necessarily want to be maxing out.

Bynum’s desire and passion for the game has been questioned in the past, but he put most of them to rest by having an All-Star 2011-2012 campaign. But ever since the Los Angeles Lakers dealt him to the Sixers in August, Bynum has noticeably been going through… changes.

Bynum is due for a new contract next summer and has the talent that generally demands a max deal in the $100-million range. With the latest develops and injuries, Bynum will have to put on one heck of a performance when he does return to still be able to secure that type of money and change this latest perception about his desire.

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