Andrew Bynum Epitomizes What’s Wrong with Professional Athletes

April 3rd, 2012 by Joe Chacon Leave a reply »
Take a bow, Andrew Bynum, you've officially become a member of the selfish professional athletes club. Of course, you've been working on this for a few years now.

Reports circulated today stating Bynum has been fined by the Los Angeles Lakers for numerous infractions.

Being disrespectful is nothing new for Bynum.

In 2009, Bynum essentially shunned Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during the offseason. Instead of picking Kareem's brain and trying to learn as much as possible, Bynum decided to go on a European vacation. One would think a promising young player would put vacation plans on hold to take advantage of having somebody of Kareem's stature at his disposal.

In fairness to Drew, he did utilize Kareem's services for a period of time before 2009, although you'd be hard-pressed to find any genuine praise from the student (Bynum) towards the mentor in this case.

The lasting image we have of Bynum last year was of him ripping off his shirt and walking off the court after a flagrant foul in last year's Western Conference Finals. Personally, I've never felt more disdain for one of my beloved Laker players than I did at the mome ...

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