The Lakers’ Andrew Bynum Needs to Be Reined In NOW, Before His Lethal Attacks With His Right Elbow Cause a Career-Ending Injury to Another Player; Here’s Video of Several Incidents

May 10, 2011

As a basketball fan, let alone as a life-long Lakers fan, I am deeply disturbed by the flagrant fouls of Andrew Bynum with his lethal elbow, and his lack of remorse.

Please witness the following.

First, from two years ago, this footage of Bynum’s flagrant foul against Gerald Wallace of the Charlotte Bobcats. Stay with the video until the end to see the best angle of Bynum’s attack:

Now, check out Bynum’s right elbow at work again a few months ago, in March, against Michael Beasley of the Minnesota Timberwolves:

Then, of course, this tape of Bynum’s most recent attack with his right elbow against Jose Barea of the Dallas Mavericks on May 8, 2011:

 

And here’s Bynum talking to reporters about the incident after that game: "I’m not disappointed in myself. It is what it is. We got embarrassed tonight, so that’s what happened."

Personally, I’d be surprised if Bynum’s still in a Lakers uniform next season.

The bigger question is for NBA Commissioner David Stern. He needs to rein in Bynum and his lethal right elbow NOW.

Because next time Bynum’s elbow deliberately cracks into another player it could cause that player to suffer a career-ending injury.#

7 Comments

  1. The bigger question is for NBA Commissioner David Stern. He needs to rein in Bynum and his lethal right elbow NOW.
    YES!

  2. Way to play with class, Andrew. As a lifelong Celtics fan, it’s not like I need another reason to hate the Lakers but keeping a guy like Bynum around sure makes them look bad. It’s a disgrace to one of the NBA’s premier teams, and by association to the league overall.
    You can be an intimidating big body in the paint without turning into a NHL enforcer. Maybe LA can get Dwight Howard to show them how that works next year…

  3. This BUM should be thrown out of the league! Permanently. He is nothing more than a thug. And he’s proven it time and again.

  4. “bum, thug, disgrace, embarrassment . . . ” The Commissioner is setting the NBA up for a major lawsuit. To see & KNOW this is happening & do absolutely nothing about it…? Oh yeah, I can smell a lawsuit coming. Bynum needs to be kicked out – period.

  5. The only way this type of behavior will cease is if it really hurts the players financially. Stern doesn’t have the guts to do it but he ought to suspend Bynum for an extended period of time. Even 1/2 a season or more without pay. A couple of game suspension is just not enough. When any player plays as dirty as Bynum, they could cause a career ending injury to someone else. If someone ever does cause a career ending injury to someone else, an appropriate punishment would be to banish the dirty player. That might get some player’s attention.

  6. The only way this type of behavior will cease is if it really hurts the players financially. Stern doesn’t have the guts to do it but he ought to suspend Bynum for an extended period of time. Even 1/2 a season or more without pay. A couple of game suspension is just not enough. When any player plays as dirty as Bynum, they could cause a career ending injury to someone else. If someone ever does cause a career ending injury to someone else, an appropriate punishment would be to banish the dirty player. That might get some player’s attention.

  7. The only way this type of behavior will cease is if it really hurts the players financially. Stern doesn’t have the guts to do it but he ought to suspend Bynum for an extended period of time. Even 1/2 a season or more without pay. A couple of game suspension is just not enough. When any player plays as dirty as Bynum, they could cause a career ending injury to someone else. If someone ever does cause a career ending injury to someone else, an appropriate punishment would be to banish the dirty player. That might get some player’s attention.

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