Why It Is Premature to Assume Andrew Bynum Can Carry a Team by Himself

October 2nd, 2012 by Michael Fogliano Leave a reply »

Andrew Bynum heading to Philadelphia has caused a lot of anticipation for this upcoming season, along with high expectations for Bynum to carry the 76ers by himself.

Obviously, the excitement forms bias in our opinions on him as we enter the season, but anticipation aside, is it not premature to immediately assume Bynum can carry this team alone? After all, you do know what they say about assumption, right?

Don't get me wrong. I love Bynum and everything he brings to the table, and this was definitely a huge step in the right direction for the organization.

However, with all of this coming at fans so fast, it is vital that we slow things down and assess everything individually.

The easy way for fans to think is to claim Bynum as the best center in the Eastern Conference and rejoice about how they finally have a legit big man, the likes of which they have not seen since Moses Malone.

But considering he has not played a game in a Sixers uniform, it is hard to give him the title of the guy who can carry a team.

He may have the skill-set of a number one guy, but he lacks the intangibles of a leader ...

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