It's clear that Andrew Bynum is not a particularly intelligent person; he allows emotions to control him and that can be problematic (or dangerous if you're Jose Barea) on the basketball court. After doing something that only four other Lakers (George Mikan, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar and Elgin Baylor) have ever done, nabbing 30 rebounds in a single game, Bynum showed his immaturity once more.
First he plays defense on—and tries to steal the ball from—his own teammate with six seconds remaining in the game. Why Andrew? WHY!?!
Then, in an interview immediately following the game, Bynum responds to the news that he just joined some impresive company by swearing on live tv. Still only 24, Bynum has consistently proven himself to be one of the most immature players in all of the NBA (and that's saying something.)
Let the kid alone, he has just come into his own, and that has to be a heady feeling. Sure he does some stupid things and I am sure he knows it. His teammates will let him know when he crosses the line, and set him straight. Every good player has an attitude at some time or the other. So back off, he will mellow and mature, and then other teams better watch out, they won't be able to stop him.. Go Drew!
@merry1 Sorry, I agree with Crocky (and the LA front office who have tried to trade Bynum a number of times), Bynum doesn't seem like he's ever going to get it. Maybe he needs the kick in the pants of being traded and dumped on someone else to learn. He's been in the league 6 years, he should know better by now. It's not that he has an attitude, he doesn't have a BRAIN. He doesn't think anything through and then when he makes bonehead plays he shows no contrition or ability to LEARN from his mistakes. Look at how he reacted when he was kicked out of the playoffs. Or when he took that three and was benched and yet said he was going to do it again. He doesn't get it.
He needs to be gone. I love the Lakers and want to win, but I find myself rooting against Bynum. People keep saying he is only 24, but my sons both had responsible highly stressful jobs at that age. People need to quit making excuses for him----and Stu needs to defending everything he does!