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Friday, October 24, 2014

76ers welcome Andrew Bynum with billboard (Picture)

The Philadelphia 76ers sure are excited to have Andrew Bynum on the team.

The organization didn’t even need a day to create a billboard welcoming the former Lakers center to town. The billboard seen above was set up by the team’s marketing department the day the four-team trade involving the Sixers, Lakers, Nuggets, and Magic was announced.

Bynum was sent to Philadelphia along with Jason Richardson as part of the trade. He hasn’t spoken publicly about the trade yet, but Sixers president and GM Rod Thorn says the center is excited about it.

“Andrew was very happy about being traded to us. He thinks we have a good team,” Thorn told CSN Phily.

Thorn also thinks the Sixers have a good chance of signing Bynum, who is entering the final year of his contract, to a long-term deal.

“He is from New Jersey and he is more of an East Coast guy than a West Coast type of guy and we think he will be very happy here. You never know until it happens, but I feel he’ll like it here and want to continue his career here.”

I know Philly is excited to have him and all, but I think that will wear off quickly once they get a taste of the youngster’s problematic behavior. He’s talented, but he’s a pain in the butt, and he’s been clear that he’s there for the money. The only good news is that they have a no-nonsense coach like Doug Collins, but I don’t think he’ll be enough to keep Bynum in check.

Photo credit: Michael Preston via Bryan A. Graham



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