Andrew Bynum Has Become a Man

June 10th, 2010 by Paul Peszko Leave a reply »

Andrew Bynum is no longer a kid. 

The Lakers’ 22-year-old center has been hobbled by injuries and immaturity the past three years.

Well, he is still bothered by injuries, but he has matured to the point where he is sucking it up and playing through them.

Should the Lakers win the NBA Title, one of their superstars, Kobe Bryant or Pau Gasol, will no doubt be named the Finals MVP. 

But make no mistake, no one has been more valuable to the Lakers than Andrew Bynum.

Even without scoring, just having him on the court has been invaluable for the Purple and Gold.  Just the problems that his length creates for opponents are staggering.

With Bynum in the post, teams have to modify their game to the point that it throws their entire offense off balance and inhibits their flow.

It changes the Lakers’ game as well. 

With Bynum at the five-spot, it allows Pau Gasol to play the f ...

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