We already knew that Andrew Bynum had a don’t give a f— mentality, but this just seals it.
Bynum is now with the Cleveland Cavaliers and will face the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. After spending his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers, Bynum was traded to the 76ers prior to last season. His tenure in Philly was a complete disaster.
The Sixers traded away Andre Iguodala and a draft pick to get Bynum. They paid him $17 million, hyped up his arrival, and then the guy didn’t play in a game the entire season because of multiple knee problems. Philly fans thought he was taking it easy and choosing not to play. It was a mess.
Ordinarily you’d think a guy would feel badly about losing an entire season due to injury and not being able to play and perform for the team and fans, but Bynum doesn’t.
“It wasn’t my choice to get rid of me. I don’t feel bad at all. … If I was not hurt, I would’ve played. That’s really the end to that story,” Bynum told the Akron Beacon Journal on Wednesday.
Bynum also said he thought Philly fans would boo him which, duh, of course is going to happen.
“I think they’ll probably boo, but that’s their choice.”
Honestly, it might be the best thing Philly fans could ever do if they cheered him. Bynum is expecting the boos and Sixers fans have every reason to boo him. That’s all the more reason to cheer the guy. Don’t give him that satisfaction!
H/T Crossing BroadGoogle+