image from mobilwi.typepad.comPic from last week, via Sixers PR man Mike Preston

Hey, let’s talk Sixers.

Andrew Bynum was set to begin practicing today.

The only thing that matters this season is the health and contributions of Bynum. If he’s healthy and “as advertised” (which I guess means a flakey, sometimes aloof center with tremendous ability), then the Sixers could compete for a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals.

If not, they’re fucked.

So today was a big day. Would Bynum practice as expected, so he could be ready for the Halloween opener against Andre Iguodala and the Nuggets? Or, will that night be a real fright fest for Sixers fans? [High five!]

Leaning towards fright fest.

Sixers scriptuals gathered behind some literal and figurative curtain, awaiting entrance to practice.

We’ll let them set the scene:

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Oh, intrigue.

So, did Bynum practice? Are his knees doing better?

No. Out with right knee discomfort. 

Go, guys: 

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Tony DiLeo said the team is being cautious with Bynum, and that he will be out until he's pain free and is longshot for the Sixers' opener. No timetable. He's out indefinitely.

Bynum will speak soon. We’ll update this when he does.

What a horrible day for the Sixers, and therefore, of course, the world.