Problems stemming from Andrew Bynum‘s on-and-off-the-court behavior in Laker Nation are no secret, and now, a report from ESPN states that the team has fined the big man (who won’t be suiting up for tonight’s game due to a left ankle sprain) for his actions: “Bynum recently was fined an undisclosed amount for ‘numerous infractions,’ multiple sources confirmed. One of the stunts that warranted the fine from the team was Bynum blowing off a meeting with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak. Bynum said he was unaware of the fine before getting into his car outside the Lakers practice facility and driving away after the team’s shootaround in preparation for their game against the New Jersey Nets on Tuesday. Bynum did tell the website, though, he will not play in Tuesday night’s game after suffering a moderate sprain of his left ankle in the first quarter of a game against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. The sprain did not require an MRI on Monday and X-rays on Bynum’s ankle were negative, but Bynum did not participate in the Lakers’ shootaround on Tuesday. Bynum used the shootaround time for treatment, which included anti-inflammatory medicine. Lakers coach Mike Brown had said Bynum’s status would be a game-time decision. ‘I can’t play,’ Bynum said while wearing tape around his left ankle. ‘Hopefully (Wednesday against the Clippers).'”
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