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LOS ANGELES Where others might see Andrew Bynum as the latest incarnation of great Lakers centers, Steve Blake and Matt Barnes saw an easy mark. When Bynum challenged them to a 3-point shooting contest after a recent practice, Blake and Barnes were happy to take his money.
Then the shooting began.
Bynum moved around the 3-point line, making shot after shot, leaving some teammates in stitches and Blake and Barnes 600 in the red.
"Ridiculous," Barnes said.
If his teammates are still trying to figure out Bynum, they are in good company. After terrorizing opponents in his first few games this season, Bynum has begun to see double- and triple-teams, something the Lakers haven't seen in the low post since Shaquille O'Neal.
The Lakers' brass also has some figuring to do. Are his frequent injuries the result of bad luck or predisposition? Is his spate of embarrassing behavior (flattening JJ Barea in the playoffs or parking in handicapped spots) a sign of characte...
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There is no shortage of nicknames that the playful Shaquille O'Neal could bestow upon Andrew Bynum, from the Big Successor to Shaq Lite to the Most Dominant Since I Retired.
O'Neal wouldn't go there.
The TNT analyst adopted a more serious, highbrow tone Monday inside Staples Center when asked to assess Bynum's play this season.
"He's the best big...
The Lakers center has taken on an increased role since the trade of Lamar Odom and is averaging career highs in points (16.4) and rebounds (13.8). Shaquille O'Neal says Bynum is the best big man in the game.There is no shortage of nicknames that the playful Shaquille O'Neal could bestow upon Andrew Bynum, from the Big Successor to Shaq Lite to the Most Dominant Since I Retired.
If you just went off of what they did last night, the casual basketball fan might go for Andrew Bynum. Bynum was the only one who played well (17 points, 15 rebounds) in that Lakers/Mavs mud bath, and while the Magic also won in New York, it had more to do with the Knicks disrespecting [...]
One source says that it's been 'a while' since L.A. and Orlando have had talks about trading Andrew Bynum for Dwight Howard.The showdown at center will be more for fans than the franchises when Andrew Bynum plays against Dwight Howard on Friday.
Faulty offense and lackadaisic perimeter defense turned another road trip, this time against the Miami Heat (10-4), into a disaster for the Lakers (10-6), who are now 1-6 away from Staples Center this season. The purple and gold had a rare 2-day off after defeating the defending champs Dallas Mavericks at home. The Heat were still without Dwyane Wade for the 5th time but had yet...
The Orlando Magic and Dwight Howard must make momentous choices about their futures in the weeks ahead. Those decisions, whatever they turn out to be, could impact Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum.