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Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at 5:05 pm  |  20 responses

Andrew Bynum Calls JJ Hickson an ‘Infant’


Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum was none-too-pleased with the pesky defense played by Denver Nuggets big man JJ Hickson on Wednesday night. Following the Cavs’ 98-88 win, Bynum (after posting 14 points and 7 rebounds) poked fun at Hickson’s comparatively small stature. Per the Akron Beacon Journal: “A few games ago, Bynum was running out setting a number of high screens, which seemed in direct contrast of his real strengths. Now he’s focusing more on setting up in the post and going to work. He made just 2 of 8 shots in the first half, but clearly was inspired by the Nuggets’ coach and their bench. ‘Too soft early in the game,’ Bynum said. ‘Had to take me to get mad to play right.’ Bynum was clearly annoyed by J.J. Hickson, who was defending him most of the night. Hickson was giving up about three inches and 40 pounds to Bynum, who swatted Hickson for a flagrant foul in the third quarter. ‘The guy guarding me was an infant,’ Bynum said. He actually stole that line from C.J. Miles, who was hollering at the Nuggets all night, ‘They’re babies! They can’t stop you!’”

(H/T: BDL)

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  • jmm

    This from a man who managed to seriously injure himself bowling -one step removed from having laser tag end your professional sports career.

  • robb

    He’s talking about size, he’s not talking about immaturity.

  • Max

    Little Nuggets.

  • pposse

    put this one in the slam vaults man ..classic!

  • Conor

    I don’t care what any of you say, Bynum is not only a badass, but he would have been an incredible force of basketball if his knees did not have the displeasure of meeting Lamar Odom and Kobe Bryant.

    Anyone who questions his will based on taking his time to recover from three knee devastations is an idiot. Bynum basically played on one leg in 2010. If he was healthy, the Lakers would have won three instead of two.

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Whats he gunna come with when they play Orlando (glen davis…). He cant stop you that man is a giant baby!?!?!….

  • Castrovi

    No, cause if the universe allowed that to happen they wouldn’t allow Perkins to get injured, thus Celtics winning the chip in 2010

  • Tad

    It’s amazing how people who say Celtics would’ve won game 7 with Perk quickly forget how big a contribution Sheed gave them starting in his place.

  • underdog

    Shouldn’t he drop 40 on an infant, though?

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    rhetorical

  • Conor

    Wallace outplayed Perkins that entire series.

  • danpowers

    he shot 40% that game, so that “infant” kinda made him work, hm?

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  • Busta213

    Taking time to recover wasnt so much the reason Bynum took so much abuse as much as him showing up to the 76ers so fat and out of shape that it was no shock that he reinjured his knee. I remember seeing the contempt on Doug Collin’s face – his squads supposed franchise player couldnt have the occassional salad?.

  • Björn Atli

    I met LeBron and Hickson at a restaurant when Hickson was a rookie, Hickson stood up fast in a rather threatening manner and scared the ish out of me. Dude is big.

  • Castrovi

    08 Perkins was the reason gasol and bynum were basically irrelevant. Next to Kg their defense is staggering. Sheed was only an offensive contributor, did you see the freaking finals both 08 n 10. Huh? Almost the whole srarting line up in that game 7 of 2010 they all had dubs from points n boards. Sheed could not hold bynum or gasol his defense was casper against those two.
    GET RIGHT

  • jmm

    Yeah, I got that. Just think it’s funny he would use a word like that.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    They missed Perkins badly though. You remember that HUGE offensive rebound and putback and-1 Gasol had in the 4th quarter of game 7? probably doesn’t happen if Perkins is in there….at least not the Putback and-1

  • BE.water

    bynum was irrelevant in 08 because he didnt play. ariza was gone too.

  • Tad

    That 3 Sheed hit after Metta’s 3 DEFINITELY doesn’t happen if Perkins is in there instead as well.

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