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Bynum irked by playing time, team's effort

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08:17 AM ET 02.15 | Andrew Bynum, whose offseason certainly didn't go according to plan, is finding his regular season challenging, too. Bynum leaned forward as he sat in the Lakers' ultra-quiet locker room Monday night, looking up at reporters, his eyes wide. When questions were presented to the 7-foot center about the Lakers' porous defense and about losing to the Charlotte Bobcats for the eighth time in the last 10 meetings, Bynum offered a slew of complaints. He complained about his lack of playing time, his lack of touches and the Lakers' lack of effort. ... "You know how y'all normally ask, 'Can you take anything out of this?' No, we can't take anything out of this one. This was a [butt] kicking."

Los Angeles Times

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February 15, 2011  08:23 AM ET

The headline made me laugh a little....That he is irked by teams effort....Im sure EVERY Laker fan is irked by his effort for the last 6 years...

February 15, 2011  08:28 AM ET

I see not all is well in LA. Is this why most laker fans are no where around now-a-days?

February 15, 2011  08:32 AM ET

blah blah blah

February 15, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Why can't the Bobcats play this way against the rest of the association???

February 15, 2011  08:43 AM ET

He's irked at his lack of playing time? Maybe he should try staying in shape instead of hoisting playboy bunnies around during the off season. This guy isn't worth the time they've invested in him.

February 15, 2011  08:46 AM ET
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He's irked at his lack of playing time? Maybe he should try staying in shape instead of hoisting playboy bunnies around during the off season. This guy isn't worth the time they've invested in him.

you are crazy, Bynum is a force WHEN HEALTY. He is a lot tougher then Gasol. Watch them actually play and see how Bynum attack the basket.

February 15, 2011  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He's irked at his lack of playing time? Maybe he should try staying in shape instead of hoisting playboy bunnies around during the off season. This guy isn't worth the time they've invested in him.

actually hoisting playboy bunnies would keep me in shape. Playboy bunnies in general would keep me in shape

February 15, 2011  08:50 AM ET

Lakers are just fine. Back-to-Backs on the roads, especially after a tough game is never easy. We all know, on the bigger scheme of things, this game doesn't mean a whole lot.

I expect lakers to be in the final.

February 15, 2011  08:51 AM ET
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you are crazy, Bynum is a force WHEN HEALTY. He is a lot tougher then Gasol. Watch them actually play and see how Bynum attack the basket.

LOL....IF he would only GIVE that effort to stay HEALTHY....Then you could say that...

February 15, 2011  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He's irked at his lack of playing time? Maybe he should try staying in shape instead of hoisting playboy bunnies around during the off season. This guy isn't worth the time they've invested in him.

LOL - a bit much. Played hurt and they repeated. How many times did he drain his knee and keep going?

February 15, 2011  08:53 AM ET
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Lakers are just fine. Back-to-Backs on the roads, especially after a tough game is never easy. We all know, on the bigger scheme of things, this game doesn't mean a whole lot.I expect lakers to be in the final.

TRUE. Thats how Chicago was each of the 3rd season they won it all. Honestly, it doesn't matter how good the Spurs are this yr. ITs all a hype. The Lakers when going big will beat everyone. Except a healthy Boston team.

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February 15, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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LOL....IF he would only GIVE that effort to stay HEALTHY....Then you could say that...

lets see, he got hurt while playing basketball. Don't see how that was his fault. Didn't he hold off on surgery during the season to play the remaining of the yr.

February 15, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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This year's not looking so good, that's true. But the Lakers [if not this year] will eventually win their 17th championship [within this decade I predict]. .When do you think the Mavs will win their 17th?

17 year repeat starting this year?

February 15, 2011  08:55 AM ET
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lets see, he got hurt while playing basketball. Don't see how that was his fault. Didn't he hold off on surgery during the season to play the remaining of the yr.

NO...After the season he postponed the surgery so he could go to the World Cup and then that set him back like a month or so...So yeah his effort is a little iffy after SIX years of the same act....

February 15, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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TRUE. Thats how Chicago was each of the 3rd season they won it all. Honestly, it doesn't matter how good the Spurs are this yr. ITs all a hype. The Lakers when going big will beat everyone. Except a healthy Boston team.

Yep. But does a healthy C team include being well rested?

February 15, 2011  09:00 AM ET
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NO...After the season he postponed the surgery so he could go to the World Cup and then that set him back like a month or so...So yeah his effort is a little iffy after SIX years of the same act....

that part is also true, but the injury that required surgery happen before the playoff even happen and he played his tail off on one bad leg. So cut him a little slack. Not to mention he doctors was wrong in the recovery time. You guys are BS some times. With preseason and playing in the finals how much time in one yr did he dedicate to Basketball. So what if he wanted to have time during the summer to enjoy himself before having surgery.

February 15, 2011  09:01 AM ET
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Yep. But does a healthy C team include being well rested?

Well rested or not, the C will never quit. That first yr together playing those games saying made them so much more mentally tougher then any other team out there. They will leave it all on the court. They rest when the season is over.

February 15, 2011  09:03 AM ET

This is the same guy who put off surgery in the off season so he could go to the World Cup for a few weeks.

 
February 15, 2011  09:04 AM ET
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that part is also true, but the injury that required surgery happen before the playoff even happen and he played his tail off on one bad leg. So cut him a little slack. Not to mention he doctors was wrong in the recovery time. You guys are BS some times. With preseason and playing in the finals how much time in one yr did he dedicate to Basketball. So what if he wanted to have time during the summer to enjoy himself before having surgery.

If it was a one time thing ok but it has been six years of the same thing....

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