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Bynum still wrestling with retirement thoughts

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07:22 AM ET 11.08 | What does the future hold for Andrew Bynum, and how much basketball does it include? The joy of basketball is gone for [Bynum]. But, just like the rest of his game, the Cavaliers center is hoping it comes back. Meeting with reporters in Pennsylvania for the first time after missing all of last season with the Sixers because of knee problems, Bynum said he felt as if he is a shell of himself on the court right now. He said he considered retirement after last season and still thinks about it occasionally even after signing a two-year, incentive-laden $24-million contract with the Cavs last summer. "I'm struggling mentally," he said quietly after practice at Temple University. "I'm trying." Asked what his goal is, Bynum said, "Just to be able to play without pain and discover the joy again."

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November 8, 2013  07:35 AM ET

You know what they say...


If you're thinking about retirement, you already are.

November 8, 2013  07:38 AM ET

Just do it.........



*flips quarter to Nike*







Like they need it.

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November 8, 2013  08:35 AM ET
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These young guys are so damn spoiled, its patheticThere is not ONE great player that didn't play with pain over their careers..... **** and either play or don't play

Got the big bucks.


Time to party!!

November 8, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Guess the dynasty party in Cle is gonna have to get put on hold.

November 8, 2013  08:53 AM ET
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Guess the dynasty party in Cle is gonna have to get put on hold.

That was obvious when they drafted Bennett. All that praise from the Cleveland faithful and he's only hit 1 jumpshot in 5 games.

November 8, 2013  08:55 AM ET

LOL.

November 8, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You know what they say... If you're thinking about retirement, you already are.

He basically retired once he got traded.

November 8, 2013  09:01 AM ET

Don't do it Drew you're still better in the low post than DH. And the Cavs can go to you down the stretch and can count on you to hit your free throws.

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November 8, 2013  09:10 AM ET

There Is An ATM In Every City, Bro.

November 8, 2013  09:20 AM ET

He may be 7'0" but he is and shall always be a "mental midget".....

November 8, 2013  09:22 AM ET

My knees have been bothering me too, although they weren't injured to the extent of Bynum. I couldn't even run and sports is out of the question for right now, but I'm not ready to hang em up. I went out and got a pair of the Vibram 5 Finger shoes and I can't tell y'all how great the feel and my pain is minimum. I went for a brief jog in them last night and was amazed I could run.


I don't know if they make them in Bymun's shoe size though.

November 8, 2013  09:30 AM ET

Wowzers,

Cav's gambled and it looks like they are going to lose as well as my Sixers.

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