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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at 12:22 pm  |  16 responses

Andrew Bynum To Undergo Off-Season Knee Surgery, Skip Olympics


The Lakers’ center tells the L.A. Times that he’s focusing on his health and won’t play in London this summer. With Dwight Howard and LaMarcus Aldridge out as well, Team USA will be playing small: “Lakers center Andrew Bynum is not interested in playing in the Olympics because he wants extra rest and also plans to undergo the same innovative knee procedure that Kobe Bryant had in Germany last summer. ‘I’ve got to take care of my legs in the off-season,’ Bynum said Friday. “I’ve got some things planned for my knees…. I’ve got to do some therapy that I’m going overseas to do.’ Bynum has undergone surgical procedures on each of his knees in recent years.”

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  • Bean

    f*** you, really, f*** the creater of this headline.. giving me a heartattack like that.. not good..

  • MUBWAR

    was bynum even considered? Usually for team USA Melo and Bron play the 4 and Bosh n Chandler play C.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    I can’t fault him for that. Taking care of your body comes first.

  • PnoyVibe

    Well, Kobe’s gonna have to go crazy to get to the finals this year.

  • ripslam

    Dude is young, he’ll get plenty of chances to play for Team USA.

  • http://www.blogspot.com LLC#12

    The Spanish rotation of bigs (Marc, Pau and Serge) is beginning to look a little more intimidating. The rest of the USA squad will still have no problem though… Up the Brits!

  • EJ

    The headline scared me good.

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

    why are u scared of the headline, it says off-season, unless they edited it.

  • http://counterkicks.com Quinned

    looks like Chandler has that Center spot locked up

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    They didn’t edit it, I think he just had a slow moment. Happens.

  • Chukaz

    I freaked out too. As I laker fan, I’ve been against a Bynum for Howard swap since Drew had that pretty dominant stretch late last season. Now that he’s been beast-like I’m totally against that swap. I read the headline and started thinking maybe we should go after Howard. Bynum keeps me up at night. I’ve never been so worried about the health of someone I’ve never met. I worry more about him than my grandparents. Needless to say, I’m a horrible human being…

  • robb

    Chandler will do

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Bynum got 2 rebounds this Spurs game, why is he not getting blasted. I can’t stand his game as a true Laker fan. He acts like he is an all time great right now,fake getting mad during the game. I still rather have Howard than this cat. PLAY SOME DEFENSE PLEASE. BOOK IT!!

  • Lin4President

    cosign LLC#12 – USA better be ready without D12, LA and Bynum.

  • jc

    anthony davis as a far more accomplished christian laettner anyone?

  • MELO

    someone get Iverson to play center.

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