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08:11 AM ET 03.28 | On a night Magic Johnson's affiliation with the Lakers loosened and Kobe Bryant further cemented his place in the NBA record book, Andrew Bynum took a seat. The Lakers needed Bryant's scoring on a night when their other primary scorer, [Bynum], was benched for most of the second half after launching a 3-pointer outside the structure of the Lakers' offense. Bynum, 24, then sat apart from the team during ensuing timeouts while the Lakers gathered around Lakers coach Mike Brown. "He took me out of the game. So I just sat where he put me," Bynum said. Said Brown about Bynum's 3-point attempt: "That's something that I felt could've taken us out of rhythm, and that's why I took him out of the game."

The Orange County Register

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March 28, 2012  08:18 AM ET

This is exactly what will keep the Lakers from being a factor in the playoffs...

Grow up, you idiot!!!

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March 28, 2012  08:52 AM ET

And ya Lakers fans didnt' want Mike Brown there. It's called coaching... they dont listen, u bench them.. simple

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March 28, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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In fairness to bynum, he hasnt played this many regular season games in a whileHe's in unfamiliar territory :)

Hahaha! Good one JGB.

Bynum showed his true colors and lack of intelligence when he tried to kill that little guy last year in the playoffs.

Lets hope he goes off the deep end during the playoffs again this year and ruins a series for the Lakers. I just can't root for guys like that no matter how much they score.

March 28, 2012  08:55 AM ET

What if he made that 3 ?

March 28, 2012  08:56 AM ET
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And ya Lakers fans didnt' want Mike Brown there. It's called coaching... they dont listen, u bench them.. simple

If he was a good coach he might have tried that in Cleveland. The guy is a company man... not a coach.

I'm sure after that fiasco with Kobe he was read the riot act as far as Kobe is concerned. He'll do what Kobe tells him to do.

March 28, 2012  08:56 AM ET
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What if he made that 3 ?

It still would have been a stupid shot that shows how stupid he really is.

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March 28, 2012  09:03 AM ET

Mike Brown might just be the best coach in the NBA and this is coming from someone who hated him here in Cleveland but his experience here in Cleveland is what's made him such an great coach. People talking about he'll get fired for benching Kobe & Bynum, think again. Lakers management is 100% behind Brown and it's his way or the door. But here is why i say he's the best coach. First he brings a top 5 defense everywhere he goes. My biggest knock on him was in-game adjustments and he's turned that completely around in LAL. His in-game adjustments are very good now. Games where LAL has struggled at the half, Brown has drawn up adjustments to led the Lakers to blow wins in which they were trailing at one point. Another thing i disliked about him in Cleveland is that he was not aggressive enough with LBJ. He was too soft on LeBron but again, he's learned his lesson which is why he's not hesitant to discipline Kobe Gasol or Bynum. Great coaching and he's the reason why Bynum has grown into the same class as Dwight Howard. Brown is coaching a 5-8 seeded Lakers team to a top 3 team in the West which is why he's my leading candidate for COTY.

Brown's coaching is also the reason i feel no team other than LAL can beat the Thunder in a 7 games series. Mavs, Spurs, & Clippers would all get smashed by OKC but not LAL.

March 28, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Mike Brown might just be the best coach in the NBA and this is coming from someone who hated him here in Cleveland but his experience here in Cleveland is what's made him such an great coach. People talking about he'll get fired for benching Kobe & Bynum, think again. Lakers management is 100% behind Brown and it's his way or the door. But here is why i say he's the best coach. First he brings a top 5 defense everywhere he goes. My biggest knock on him was in-game adjustments and he's turned that completely around in LAL. His in-game adjustments are very good now. Games where LAL has struggled at the half, Brown has drawn up adjustments to led the Lakers to blow wins in which they were trailing at one point. Another thing i disliked about him in Cleveland is that he was not aggressive enough with LBJ. He was too soft on LeBron but again, he's learned his lesson which is why he's not hesitant to discipline Kobe Gasol or Bynum. Great coaching and he's the reason why Bynum has grown into the same class as Dwight Howard. Brown is coaching a 5-8 seeded Lakers team to a top 3 team in the West which is why he's my leading candidate for COTY.

Brown's coaching is also the reason i feel no team other than LAL can beat the Thunder in a 7 games series. Mavs, Spurs, & Clippers would all get smashed by OKC but not LAL.

March 28, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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He doesn't strike me as a rocket scientist-that being said.....the JJ foul last year, IMO, although out of frustration, I had no problem with. It was 100% a dirty play- but sometimes you need to be an arse out there to make sure the little guys stay out of your paint

I agree completely with making sure guys understand that if you come into the lane don't expect the big guy to get out of your way. But there are better "cleaner" ways to do it.

You don't take a guy out when he's up in the air and sort of defenseless.

Just look at how hurt Pietrius got when he had his legs go out from under him and he was still on the floor and was barely two feet off the floor... but had no legs under him to brace against the fall... and it was a clean play.

That move by Bynum was one of the cheapest shots I've seen in a very long time. He should have been out for 10 games easy. Says a lot about his character... and none of it good.

March 28, 2012  09:06 AM ET

The delay on this site absolutely SUCKS!

Hey! FN! Get yourself some decent servers and pump up the bandwidth!

 
March 28, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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He doesn't strike me as a rocket scientist-that being said.....the JJ foul last year, IMO, although out of frustration, I had no problem with. It was 100% a dirty play- but sometimes you need to be an arse out there to make sure the little guys stay out of your paint

I agree completely with making sure guys understand that if you come into the lane don't expect the big guy to get out of your way. But there are better "cleaner" ways to do it.

You don't take a guy out when he's up in the air and sort of defenseless.

Just look at how hurt Pietrius got when he had his legs go out from under him and he was still on the floor and was barely two feet off the floor... but had no legs under him to brace against the fall... and it was a clean play.

That move by Bynum was one of the cheapest shots I've seen in a very long time. He should have been out for 10 games easy. Says a lot about his character... and none of it good.

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