On Thursday afternoon, a contrite Andrew Bynum stated that he is ‘A shell’ of the player that he once was during his seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.
There’s really nothing about that statement that’s not true with regards to the Cavaliers’ new center.
We all know Bynum’s story through-and-through as the Cavaliers head to an interesting home-and-home match-up in Philadelphia against the 3-2 76ers.
This is the same Philadelphia franchise that acquired Bynum in a four-team deal that saw Andre Iquadala head off to Denver, and Nikola Vucevic, Maurice Harkless and a future first round pick head off to Orlando. The deal was, of course, much bigger, and when it was all said and done, 11 players (including Earl Clark) and five draft picks were exchanged between the Los Angeles Lakers, the Orlando Magic, the Denver Nuggets and, of course, the 76ers.
Bynum never played a game for the Sixers.