Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 9:00 am  |  39 responses

Andrew Bynum to Undergo Knee Procedure

by Marcel Mutoni @marcel_mutoni

Whenever Andrew Bynum even so much as reaches down to rub his knees, a small amount of panic is felt across Laker Nation. It doesn’t sound like there’s too much to worry about with the procedure Bynum is schedule to undergo, however.

The big man will undergo a previously scheduled injection in his right knee today in Florida, and the Lakers say it’s part of normal and continuing treatment to maintain the knee’s health:

The injection is intended to serve as a lubricant for the knee, providing Bynum with extended relief on an area he said he will protect with a bulky brace for the duration of his career. After Thursday night’s Lakers loss at Oklahoma City, Bynum boarded a plane along with Kobe Bryant bound for Orlando to take part in his first All-Star game, to which he was elected by fans as a starter. Bynum is scheduled to fulfill his media and charity commitments on Friday, and subsequently go to meet Altchek for the injection.

Bynum will not participate in Saturday’s Western Conference practice run by Thunder coach Scott Brooks, but he is expected to be fine to play in Sunday’s All Star game.

Andrew Bynum did experience some knee pain late in the Lakers/Thunder game last night, but he reportedly did not seek any postgame treatement.

Bynum’s comments to the press following the contest were brief, but illuminating:“We played like sh*t and we got beat.”

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  • AD

    more evidence that orlando will not trade for bynum……

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    u guys r trying to make laker fans nervous with a headline like that

  • LA Huey

    It’s that time a year already?

  • Justin G.

    ^^^^^No kidding! Hahaha First thing I thought when I read that was “Here we go. Lakeshow and the rest are going to lose it and the shots at Jim Buss (while deserved) were going to come out in full force

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  • Paul H

    I wonder how many Laker fans needed the help of a defibrillator just to click on this article….

  • tomtom

    This one at least…

  • LAgunerosFan

    I am a casual lakers fan and I won’t lie. I got a little worried. Good job SLAM your plan worked. Some hardcore fan is going to go balistic for sure when he reads the title.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    Not gonna lie I almost had an asthma attack

  • Paul H

    @ T-Ray, lol thought as much.

  • bike

    A lubricant? Like WD-40? That constant squeaking when he runs up and down the court probably gets annoying after a while.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    Paul I thought it was 2008 all over again lol except this time Kobe didn’t take him out smh

  • ClydeSays

    If he’s getting SynVisc injected, that’s pretty serious. Typically, long distance runners get then when they’re suffering from arthritis or have worn out knee cartilage. It’s a temporary fix & has do be done every 6 months or so. A friend who’s an endurance athlete (marathons, triathlons, etc.) has it done on the regular bc of knee problems.

  • -MAS-

    I think Brooks is going going to play KB24 and Andrew for the entire game. That is a good strategy. Anybody disagree?

  • Ken

    I literally cussed out loud when I read the title… lol

  • dev0

    Alarmist headline much? Don’t do that to me SLAM. You had me freaking out until I read “It doesn’t sound like there’s too much to worry about with the procedure.”

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Dammit SLAM! You f*ckers. Geezuz.


    Bynum needed some oil on his way to see the All-Star wizard.

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    Not even a Laker fan and I almost freaked out.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY

    LOL @ SLAM! Anything that says procedure and Bynum (or Oden) in the same sentence is cause for alarm! That was messed up LOL!

  • http://juan.garcia@computershare.com POW

    He’s been doing it. Where’s the news in that? SLAM = Enquire

  • Murse

    You can only do patchwork for so long before things completely break down. Amare played out of his mind for the 1st half of last season, and is now giving post-game interviews on his back. LoL. Have fun when Bynum goes down again.

  • LA Huey

    The wizard comment was funny.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Double J

    … holy crap… horrible horrible headline to wake up to.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    Following the procedure, bynum will be giving piggyback rides to snow bunnies

  • RickB

    With Bynum’s luck, they’ll probably slip with the needle and perforate an artery or something.

  • shutup

    This is never a good sign, the days are numbered before another serious injury, my boy went through this it got so bad that he didnt have any cartilage at all. I like Bynum’s game, except for the fake tough antics, hope he can stay healthy

  • http://Slamonline.com Kap

    Rasheed is about to sign with LA according to reports

  • Bruno

    bynum sucks man … trade him already

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Good to hear Kap. 40 year old reinforcements are on the way lol. Naw, but that is good news.

  • http://sajkfldl.com Jukai

    Slam be trollin’

  • Bruno

    read same thing about Sheed … is it true??

  • http://Slamonline.com Kap

    Got me wondering if this is a prelude to fill a possible hole left at PF

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Rasheeeeeed Wallace. So far it’s just a rumor.. I think.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    No it’s confirmed.

  • djb

    No, it`s confirmed. Rasheed Wallace will be signing with the lakers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Maaaaan, I was about to scream “Noooooooo”

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    Sheed, Metta and Bynum. Three dudes who can’t finish a game without a shenanigan happening, all on the one team!


    kd crossed him the fu(k up!