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Bynum's becoming Kobe (not in a good way)

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08:08 AM ET 04.10 | In somewhat of a good-news-bad-news proposition, Andrew Bynum is taking on the qualities of a young Kobe Bryant. Bynum now has the ability to change games, swing them in the Lakers' favor and get away with being a jerk. Another year or two and he'll have folks, the ones he would ignore if asked to stop and talk, chanting "MVP, MVP." ... [Aloof] doesn't even begin to cover it with Bynum. As tall as he is and wearing oversized headphones as he does, he really can go through life acting as if he's listening to no one. You would hope the Lakers would explain to him what it means to be a pro, but teams shy away from such accountability for fear it might affect a player's performance. Who is going to tell Bynum to grow up? Jim Buss?

The Los Angeles Times

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April 10, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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Wow, he is being compared to Kobe. Eli is going to shake his head again. They forgot to mention the Kobe after he got rid of everybody including Phil after the 2005 year...smhBring back Odom next year and they'll have the greatest brat team on the court. Kobe at SG. Artest at sf. Bynum at c. Odom at PF. And PG will be a ?????

sessions will only be the sane one on that team..

April 10, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Bynum... keep doing what u doing

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April 10, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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Wow, he is being compared to Kobe. Eli is going to shake his head again. They forgot to mention the Kobe after he got rid of everybody including Phil after the 2005 year...smh

Bring back Odom next year and they'll have the greatest brat team on the court. Kobe at SG. Artest at sf. Bynum at c. Odom at PF. And PG will be a ?????

SMH! <-- That's for you Guam. lol

Did FN hire Russ and LTCF as Mods? This is the kind of story that's posted to get action going in here.

That said, "Andrew Bynum is taking on the qualities of a young Kobe Bryant"... Oh how I wish! If he mirrors Kobe then we end up with another five titles and the Celtics play second fiddle to L.A.

Oh and Guam, we shipped Odom ouy of town for a reason. He's all yours now pal!

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April 10, 2012  08:50 AM ET

We all knew he was immature, why is it becoming such a big deal now? He is still winning games for them while Kobe is hurt, and as long as he does not take any more three pointers why ae they tripping out?

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April 10, 2012  08:53 AM ET

"Andrew Bynum is taking on the qualities of a young Kobe Bryant. Bynum now has the ability to change games, swing them in the Lakers' favor and get away with being a jerk."

I never liked the L.A Times until now:-)

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April 10, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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...He now has a rep of being a little crazy- aint no one going to come into his lane

This!

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April 10, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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No. He's not listening to anyone.

Hes listening to his agent come contract time

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