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.#