Without question Andrew Bynum is having a career year and is the consensus 2nd best center in the league (some would he would be the best, if not for Kobe Bryant taking the majority of shots for Lakers), but is it possible all the success is going to his head?
Reading this report from No Guts, No Glory it appears that way.
All-Star center Andrew Bynum’s ill-advised 3-pointer, which prompted coach Mike Brown to bench him for most of the second half of Tuesday’s win over the Golden State Warriors, was only “the tip of the iceberg,” according to a Lakers insider.
Bynum’s shot was the latest in a catalogue of items that have annoyed Brown, his staff, the players and team management over the past few weeks. Brown had seen enough and decided to sit the 7-footer for all but 5minutes, 17 seconds of the second half.
The 24-year-old Bynum has played loud music in the Lakers’ locker room, which has been frowned upon over the years. He also has been disrespectful to members of the coaching staff and to his teammates for about the past three weeks.
Hard to believe Bynum is just 24 years old.
Without Phil Jackson around players are testing Mike Brown’s authority. Brown has to stay strong or he will lose control of the entire team.
Don’t be surprised if a Dwight Howard for Bynum trade is discussed in the summer.