Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Andrew Bynum is earning nearly $17 million this season and has yet to play in a game for the Philadelphia 76ers because of various knee problems. The 25-year-old center recently suffered a setback in his rehab, and he said on Friday that he might not play at all this season. He and the team reportedly are even considering season-ending knee surgery as a possibility. Bynum was the centerpiece of a four-team trade in August that also sent Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers. He was welcomed to Philadelphia with a billboard and the hope that he could lead the team to a deep playoff run. Instead, the trade has been a total bust. 76ers fans are frustrated with Bynum and the perception that he doesn’t prioritize returning to the team. His ever-changing hairstyles, injury sustained while bowling, and comments Friday that he doesn’t want to play in pain have incensed Sixers fans. Even the city’s district attorney is taking shots at Bynum. Philadelphia DA Seth Williams responded to a 76ers reporter’s tweet Friday by suggesting he would open an investigation on Bynum for stealing money from the team: @jmitchinquirer how much is he getting paid?Do I need to launch a grand jury investigation? — Seth Williams (@DASethWilliams) March 1, 2013 @sheridanscribe @jmitchinquirer it could be fraud, theft of services or robbery.Fans and ticket buyers need to know. 10-9-8-76ers! — Seth Williams (@DASethWilliams) March 1, 2013 In case you thought Williams’ offer to investigate Bynum was in jest, he continued to beat the same drum a day later, writing on Twitter that the fans and 76ers coach Doug Collins deserve better: @davem_psl we deserve answers and Doug Collins deserves players that are willing to hustle and sacrifice like he did. — Seth Williams (@DASethWilliams) March 2, 2013 @sethsoffer @roobcsn it is impossible to imagine #20 Doug Collins telling his coach he wouldn’t play with pain. — Seth Williams (@DASethWilliams) March 2, 2013 @gonzocsn #20 Doug Collins would never have said that to his coach. He deserves players that will hustle and sacrifice like he did! — Seth Williams (@DASethWilliams) March 2, 2013 @gonzocsn my hands are full with murderers and rapist but I will let you know if I decide to investigate Bynum.Fans and Doug deserve more! — Seth Williams (@DASethWilliams) March 2, 2013 Is Williams just playing to frustrated Sixers fans to garner public support, or is he just upset as they are? It sure seems like the latter to me. No matter how you look at it, Bynum’s season in Philadelphia has been a mess, and this just proves how fed up the Philly fans are with him. Photo Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports The post Philadelphia DA wants to investigate Andrew Bynum for fraud appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Andrew Bynum braids his hair like a corn field maze (Picture) Andrew Bynum admits he may not play this season, doesn’t want to play in pain 76ers welcome Andrew Bynum with billboard (Picture)

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  • Yep.
  • The sixers have been a fraud since Erving (who was WAY better than Jordan)and Malone left..Yall are getting Jemarcus Russell'ed do death
  • Another professional scammer that hurt himself bowling. All contracts should have a no play no pay provision to eliminate hustlers
  • Had knee surgery (pre arthroscopic era) in 1973, and I can tell you that the sudden pain I STILL get after all these years surprises me at times...NOT after I have been working becasue I expect that, but sometimes after getting out of bed !!!...don't know what his condition is but I have been there with pain and I wouldn't want to out and play basketball...hard enough to go to work where I sit at a desk!!!!just my two cents in this...
  • There are fraud's all over professional sports and this is just one of the many. Team's are paying fat cat players (who refuse to stay in shape) millions of wasted $$$$$$$$. There are quality NFL players, who haven't played an entire game in 3 years collecting Millions. I blame the owners. They need to wake up & smell roases by putting conditioning and outside actitivies clauses in their contracts. It won;t be easy to figure out how to do that. But, the cost of figuring it out will be less than the $$$$$$$$$$ they are presently wasting.
  • 76'ers knew that Andrew Bynum had bad knees and had knee surgery before they traded for him so why are they upset?

    He is rehabbing and had a setback so what is he supposed to do...gut it out and try to play just fir the sake of the fans and permanently injured his knees that will probably end his career.

    What the fans should really be pissed about is letting their best player Andrew Ingrodula go to the Nuggets in exchange for an immature Bynum who was a nuisance and played when he wanted to when he was with the Lakers.

    As for the money Bynum is getting? That's the business and it's all guaranteed whether he plays or not.
  • Philly Kooky Fans!
  • most if not all players just way to over payed I work ten times if not more harder for much less and I race!

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