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Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 10:20 am  |  19 responses

Andrew Bynum Reportedly Wouldn’t Stop Shooting in a Cavs Practice

Prior to trading him for Luol Deng, the Cleveland Cavaliers mysteriously suspended center Andrew Bynum. Now, we know why. The big fella lost his mind one day during a team practice, reports Yahoo!:

After missing an entire season with Philadelphia to chronic knee problems, several teams investigating the signing of Bynum were convinced he had the desire to push through rehabilitation and be a productive player again. But no one made a serious offer to Bynum until Cleveland delivered him a two-year, incentive-laden deal that could’ve paid him $25 million. The Cavaliers preened, too. Owner Dan Gilbert tweeted, “What’s next, C.G.?” Within the league, people wondered: Why are they taking bows?

Only Bynum never made it to the early January guarantee date for his full $12.5 million salary in 2013-14, and self-destructed. He stopped trying on the floor, and became a disruptive presence in practices. Before Bynum was thrown out of his final practice and suspended, he was shooting the ball every time he touched it in a practice scrimmage, sources said – from whatever remote part of the court he had caught the ball.

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  • bike

    Wish there was a youtube clip of this. Bet it would be friggin hilarious.

  • MindistheMaster

    Hilarious.

  • patrick

    so it was the date in jan that would have gave him the 12.5m$ that was the issue

  • Conor

    HaHaHa

    Bynum doesn’t take any sh!t. Isn’t it time that someone in the NBA just acknowledged that Mike Brown is not qualified to be a head coach?

  • john

    Reading this reminded me of the movie “along came polly”. Yelling out “make it rain” on the basketball court.

  • Mario_23

    This guy is just moron. A talented big man with skills for nothing. He reminds me of Beasley, but the difference between him and Beasley is that Beasley actually tries.

  • notoner

    R.I.P Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • Caboose

    My 4 year old brother did that when he played NBA 2K for the first time too.

  • spit hot fiyah

    maaaan i want to see video of these. someone needs to leak this from the cavs organization.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    Leak the tape, ballboy…… It’s worth alot

  • shockexchange

    He was running the “pass to Horry Jr” offense to perfection. After he retires and the owners blackball him from having a role in the L this fool won’t be able to figure out why.

  • berkamore

    Co-sign. That’s Bynum in a nutshell. He’s probably not trying to be funny but sometimes, I read stuff about him or just look at him and just crack up.

  • pposse

    haha me too. The one about Bynum being a ninja was way too funny

  • Cortez Mack

    I love Bynum’s antics and I sincerely hope he has managed his money well so that he can continue the entertainment.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Who does he think he is? Jesse Dunn?

  • shockexchange

    You’re right Conor. All Mike Brown did was coach up the least talented team ever to make the NBA Finals – one of the best coaching jobs in the history of the L.

  • Will Lee

    even an out of bound play?

  • DJ_BobbyPeru

    Dude could’ve behaved until January and got several million more. He needs one of those “Keep Calm and Carry On” frat posters.

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