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Monday, June 25, 2018

Andrew Bynum admits to ‘loafing around’ during Lakers collapse to Wizards

Andrew Bynum was painfully honest about the Lakers’ 21-point meltdown Wednesday night. Following LA’s 106-101 loss to the lowly Wizards — a game that the Lakers led 76-55 in the third quarter — Bynum admitted to going through the motions when the game appeared to be in hand.

“I was out there kind of loafing around, having a good time. It caught up,” Bynum said.

Bynum posted 19 points and six rebounds. Pau Gasol after the game questioned whether his team gave its “full effort.” He doesn’t need to look further than Bynum’s comments.

“It’s a little bit embarrassing,” Gasol added about the loss. Even more embarrassing was that the Wizards pulled off the comeback behind mostly second-stringers.

When you surrender a 21-point lead in a loss to essentially the JV squad of a 9-29 team, there’s not much else you can blame other than you got lazy. It’s just a little striking to hear somebody be so blunt about it, though Bynum isn’t exactly known for using good judgment when speaking to the media. At any rate, for the Lakers this marks back-to-back losses to the Pistons and Wizards, two hapless teams. How many desperate Lakers fans are now calling for the team to pull the trigger on a Dwight Howard deal?

Photo credit: Geoff Burke, US Presswire

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