A couple of years ago, all we heard was how the Finals would have been different if Andrew Bynum was playing.
This year, with all the Lakers "faithful" praying to whatever evil pagan deity it is they've sold their souls to for a rematch, they'll have to find a new excuse when they get destroyed… because it looks like Andrew Bynum is gonna be spending time on the pine.
It’s early, undoubtedly, but center Andrew Bynum is currently on the Lakers’ second unit.
Lamar Odom played with the starters in Saturday night’s scrimmage, along with Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest, Pau Gasol and Derek Fisher.
Apparently, Lakers Coach Phil Jackson is more
comfortable going with a unit similar to the one that flourished in the
playoffs last season, the obvious exception being Artest in place of Trevor Ariza.
That's what you want to hear about a guy who's getting $12.5 million this year. He's guaranteed more than $40 million dollars… he's barely done squat. Meanwhile, we've got a guy here in Kendrick Perkins who has dominated Bynum in the past… and gained national attention by containing Dwight Howard 1-on-1 in last year's playoffs…who's is making a combined $8.5 million over the next 2 seasons.
Great start to the season, Lakers fans. Looks like Chuck's prediction is already starting to come true.
(hat tip: Lex)