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Pacers Announce That Andrew Bynum Will Be Banished From Team

Kyle Scott - May 7, 2014

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The Pacers:

The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday center Andrew Bynum will miss the remainder of the NBA Playoffs and will not be with the team.

“We want to thank Andrew and our medical staff for trying to get the issues with his knee resolved,” said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird. “We wish him the best in the future.”

Bynum was signed as a free agent Feb. 1, and played in just two games with averages of 11.5 points and 9.5 rebounds.

That went well.

Side note: Bynum is being sued by his landlord for damage caused to his fancy Philadelphia condo, which, apparently, is now lived in by one of the Flyers– I think Jakub Voracek.

Reader Ryan sends along an old Instagram picture from Steve Mason:

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Not sure how I feel about this. Bad juju or something.

Here’s the $3.5 Million Condo Andrew Bynum is Being Sued for Trashing

Kyle Scott - May 1, 2014

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Told you the other day that Andrew Bynum was being sued upwards of $50k for causing structural damage to the condo he was leasing at 101 Walnut Street. Well, it turns out the condo is for sale, it’s spectacular, and it has its own website, which is where these pictures come from:

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A friendly reminder that Andrew Bynum made $17 million with the Sixers and never played in a game.

H/T to (@sweetasbridget)

Andrew Bynum is Being Sued By His Philly Landlord

Kyle Scott - April 30, 2014

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It seems that every time Andrew Bynum sets up a new domicile, a lawsuit follows.

Told you in 2012 about Bynum’s California neighbors who sued him for brandishing firearms, smoking weed, playing loud music, driving his cars at dangerous speeds, blasting video games at “window-shaking” volumes and letting his dogs run loose. Now it’s the landlord of a $10k per month Philly condo that is suing Bynum for damages above and beyond the $10k security deposit.

From the complaint filed yesterday:

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Unfortunately there are no juicy details here – what is damaged? what personal items were broken? was a midget or hooker involved? – but you can read the full complaint after the jump. Continue Reading

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Andrew Bynum Got His Haircut During Halftime of a Pacers Game

Kyle Scott - March 22, 2014

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Andrew Bynum is once again out indefinitely with knee pain. This shouldn’t surprise anyone, but it undoubtedly disappointed Pacers fans, who must have been bullish about Bynum’s potential contributions after putting up 23 points and 18 rebounds in his first two games in Indiana.

As for Bynum? He probably doesn’t care. The additional time off allows him to take care of other essential tasks during games.

via (@its_whitney)

Andrew Bynum was Suspended by the Cavs for Being Basically an Annoying Video Game Player

Kyle Scott - February 12, 2014

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All he does is shoot

Andrew Bynum wasn’t sleeping with an assistant coach’s wife. Though that’s a fun rumor and I truly wish, with every fiber of my being, that it was true.

Nope. Turns out he was just a massive, selfish asshole. Which sounds about right.

From Yahoo Sports:

Everything the Cavaliers had done until free agency in the summer of 2013 had been to clear hurdles for James’ return. After passing on the two best center prospects to come out of the draft in the past several years, Grant made an extraordinary leap of faith on signing free agent Andrew Bynum.

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.

OH MY GOD HE’S THE NBA 2K14 PLAYER WHO INADVERTENTLY PRESSES SQUARE AT MID-COURT BECAUSE HE THOUGHT IT WAS A HOP-STEP BUT ACTUALLY IT’S THE SHOOT BUTTON. I LOVE THAT GUY! ANDREW BYNUM IS THAT GUY!!

I wonder what he’ll do next? Maybe the 2k11 disappearing torso glitch?!

H/T to (@MikeWeekly)

The Bulls Traded for Andrew Bynum Just So They Can Cut Him

Kyle Scott - January 7, 2014

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This is delicious.

Andrew Bynum was to be guaranteed the second half of his $12 million salary if he was on the Cavs’ roster as of January 7. So, last night, they traded him and three draft picks to the Bulls for Luol Deng. The Cavs benefit by getting Deng, whose contract expires at the end of the season, for an ill-advised run at the playoffs* and by ridding themselves of Bynum. The Bulls get cap relief and three draft picks. If I’m understanding the NBA trade rules correctly, the Bulls had to get someone with a comparable salary to Deng ($14 million to Bynum’s $12 million)– you can’t just dump salary. So, Bynum was the way to do that.

The best part about this, though, is the Bulls’ press release, which makes no mention of Bynum every playing for the team:

The Chicago Bulls announced tonight they have conveyed the contract of Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers for multiple draft picks, along with the contract of Andrew Bynum.

In addition to sending Bynum’s contract to Chicago, the Cavaliers also conveyed to the Bulls a future draft pick via the Sacramento Kings (Sacramento’s conditional regular first round selection in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 otherwise, Sacramento’s 2017 regular second round pick if it falls between 31-55).

The Bulls wil waive Bynum and the $6 million he owed for the rest of the season. From the Chicago Tribune:

The Bulls will waive Bynum before the second half of his $12.3 million contract becomes guaranteed on Tuesday. That move will drop them below the luxury-tax threshold in a season in which they no longer are championship contenders after the loss of Derrick Rose to a knee injury, saving them close to $15 million.

Presumably, someone will pick Bynum up. Maybe.

*The Cavs are 11-23. For real, what are they doing?

That Andrew Bynum Sleeping with the Coach’s Wife Rumor is Complete Bullshit

Kyle Scott - December 31, 2013

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People have been sending me this like crazy and I tried to ignore it. I tried real hard, because these [insert player or coach] is sleeping with [insert teammate or coach’s wife or fiancée, or student] rumors are almost always not true. Jayson Werth didn’t sleep with Chase Utley’s wife. Jeff Carter didn’t sleep with Scott Hartnell’s wife. And Jay Wright didn’t bang a student. They’re all bullshit. But like those tales, this Bynum thing has reached critical mass.

He has been suspended for conduct detrimental to the team*, and I bet he did something real shitty. But he didn’t sleep with an assistant coach’s wife.

The original report came from TerezOwens.com, an entertaining site, but one which has a history of throwing shit at walls. They claimed that Bynum was sleeping with assistant coach Jamahl Mosley’s wife:

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Sunday that they have lifted the suspension of center Andrew Bynum, but he still remains away from the team, excused from all basketball activities for the foreseeable future. Was it a case of Bynum being Bynum, or is there something else going on behind the curtains? According to our tipster, apparently Bynum got together with one of the assistant coach’s wives, we’re being told it was Jamahl Mosley’s lady. When they found out, that was the final straw. The Cavs should have stayed far away from Bynum, especially after his disastrous stint in Philly.-TO –

Here’s what that post now looks like:

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It was removed, most likely under the threat of a lawsuit.

The Cavs also issued a statement to Black Sports Online, which had ran with the report:

Please be advised that the report on your website involving Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum, Cavaliers Assistant Coach Jamahl Mosley and his fiancée is entirely not true.

Let me give you a couple of red flags to look for when it comes to these types of stories:

1) If it’s a [insert player or coach] is sleeping with [insert teammate or coach’s wife or fiancée, or student] rumor, it’s probably not true.

2) If the search results for a [insert player or coach] is sleeping with [insert teammate or coach’s wife or fiancée, or student] rumor look like this…

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… it’s probably not true:

3) Don’t believe everything you read online.

Now, let’s talk about those Mike Trout to the Phillies rumors.

*In that original post, I joked that he probably boinked someone’s mother. Didn’t expect it to hit the mark so damn quickly.

Eat It, Flakes

Kyle Scott - December 29, 2013

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Yesterday was a good day. The two men who haunted the Wells Fargo Center for the past year or two got what was coming to them, both in somewhat hilarious and karmatic fashion.

 

Ilya Bryzgalov

Two things:

1) Why does the ice in Edmonton look like the ice at a local rink whose Zamboni broke down? Making it worse was the game being broadcast (broad is debatable here) on the Comcast Network, meaning no HD and black bars on both top and bottom and sides for those of us with Verizon. It was like watching a bootleg screening of Miracle, if Miracle was about a little-used forward sticking one in the eye of space cadet goaltender.

2) Didn’t think I’d ever watch and transcribe a Bryzgalov press conference again, because the ECHL doesn’t stream that sort of thing. Guess I was wrong.

How poetic it was that it came down to a shootout, and Bryz, who couldn’t stop a breakaway or make a big save for the OB, seemingly ever, was thrust into the position of having to win his team a game.

No such luck.

4-3, good guys, with Michael Raffl (!) scoring the winning goal and Bryz displaying his trademark bad body language:

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Was a late-night winner in a battle between two mediocre teams in Edmonton on a holiday weekend worth the $23 million buyout? OF COURSE IT WAS! That’s a RAFFL ticket worth picking up.

Full shootout:

Sad Bryz press conference here.

 

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Andrew Bynum

LOON ALERT.

The Cavs suspended Andrew Bynum indefinitely yesterday for “conduct detrimental to the team.” No specific reason was given.

From ESPN.com:

Cleveland has until Jan. 7 to decide if it will guarantee his contract for the rest of the season. Bynum signed a two-year, $24 million deal with the Cavs last summer, but the team-friendly contract included only $6 million in guaranteed money.

The decision to suspend Bynum was made Friday, sources said. Bynum did not travel with the team to Boston for Saturday’s game against the Celtics.

“It’s a terrible situation internally with our team,” All-Star guard Kyrie Irving said before the Cavs faced the Celtics. “It’s something we have to get over.”

It is unclear what led to Bynum’s suspension. Cavs coach Mike Brown did not disclose any details regarding the suspension but expressed concern for his players.

“I’m worried about the guys in the locker room,” Brown said prior to Saturday afternoon’s game. “It’s simple as that. In our business, there are a lot of ups and a lot of downs throughout the season.

Wow. The Andrew Bynum Effect: It’s a terrible situation internally and I’m worried about the guys in the locker room. I’m inclined to believe that he sexed someone’s, or multiple someones’, mother(s). But I could be wrong.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

What does this mean? It means that Bynum, who signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Cavs last summer, will keep only $6 million and not be paid his additional $6 million this season or the $12 million he would’ve been guaranteed next season if he remained on the roster this summer. 2013 KARMA BACKWASH FTW!