Will Bynum was knocked over by a linebacker playing small forward with the number 6 on his jersey Thursday night then took the time to lie on his back for a quick second before acknowledging LeBron James’ hand to help him up.
It was literally the only time Bynum took a breather in an exhibition game he played against the two-time champions no less. One where he played 46 minutes — 13 more than the next closest participant.
His 93 seconds on the bench was probably longer than he wanted but that invisible man behind Bynum seemed to loom more in his head than in reality — no time for rest when there’s opportunity at stake — because even when the games don’t count there’s no such thing as a meaningless outing.
Being pressed into extra duty because of Brandon Jennings’ wisdom toothache Rodney Stuckey’s thumb injury Chauncey Billups taking the night off and Peyton Siva’s calf injury would make other seasoned vets cringe but it was yet another chance for Bynum to prove himself capable t...