Andrew Bynum Out Indefinitely
Let’s hop in the TARDIS and go back in time for a second. The date? November 29, 2011. The NBA lockout was still in full swing, but that didn’t stop something from releasing that would affect the entire playing career of Andrew Bynum. On this date, Drake’s song “The Motto” was released. Why is this important? It was the birth of YOLO (you only live once). Since then, no player has embodied YOLO better than Bynum from his hair to his shot selection. As a member of the Lakers last season, Bynum perfected, for lack of a better word, the “YOLO three,” which he would take from time to time in a game. If you were wondering, he shot an exciting 1-5 from deep on the season.
Now let’s fast-forward to August of this year for a little bit. August 10th, to be exact. I know, this is turning into Bynumception, but bear with me. This was the date of the blockbuster Dwight Howard trade. For those of you living under a rock, Dwight Howard was unhappy in Orlando and requested a trade. He was traded to the Lakers in a massive four-team deal. Bynum was traded to the 76ers. The downside? Someone forgot to tell the 76ers that their new 7’0” cornerstone has only played one full season in his entire career because of a bad knee. And that trend will continue in Philadelphia. Even though he hasn’t even suited up for his new team, at least he’s made news with a hair choice so crazy it would make Nicki Minaj blush.
Pink FROday: Bynum Reloaded
Are we all up to speed on “As The Bynum Fro Grows?” Good. Recently, Bynum re-injured that knee. Bowling. How he did it, we may never know. And that might be a good thing. Now all teams are going to put clauses in every contract against bowling. Anyway, because of this, Bynum is out indefinitely.
Click the image for a visual representation of how the injury occurred.
There is no timetable for his return at all for the 76ers’ new prize. When asked about this, Sixers GM Tony DiLeo stated that the team “just has to wait and see how he reacts.” That’s not too encouraging if you’re a Sixers fan. Especially if your team just gave up Andre Iguodala, Maurice Harkless, Nikola Vucevic, and took on the contract of Jason Richardson.
What’s the impact on the Sixers? Well there really isn’t an impact for them. This is a very interesting situation for the team. It’s not like a mid-season injury that disrupts chemistry and a team’s playoff chances. It’s not something that will change the chances of a team. We’ll have to see how it impacts the Sixers and Bynum’s own impending free agency going forward. Will a team offer him a max deal? Will Philadelphia re-sign him? Both are unknowns at this point.
Written By: Zac Cleary
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