Andrew Bynum Suspended 5 Games, Fined $25k for Hit on JJ Barea

by May 10, 2011
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Bynum may be sorry for what he did to lil’ JJ, but the NBA is going to reach into his pocket (for ripping his jersey off as he exited the Lakers’ final game of the season) and make him sit out a few games next season, too. From the LA Times: “Lakers center Andrew Bynum was suspended by the NBA for the first five games next season and fined $25,000 for his flagrant foul on Dallas guard J.J. Barea on Sunday. Bynum will forfeit $677,272 in salary. He apologized for the incident on Tuesday, saying it didn’t reflect his upbringing or the Lakers’ organization. He also said he was relieved Barea wasn’t seriously injured.”