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The Lakers are putting up billboards around LA encouraging Dwight Howard to re-sign with them, and promoting the hashtag #stayD12 on Twitter. How is that working out for them so far?



The #stayD12 replies range from “Good riddance, Dwight” to “Fire D’Antoni” to “Get rid of Dwight and fire D’Antoni, too.” Too bad they can’t just re-sign Andrew Bynum, but they’re capped out, and he’s not visiting teams until his bowling league’s playoffs are over anyway.

The Lakers are putting up billboards around LA encouraging Dwight Howard to re-sign with them, and promoting the hashtag #stayD12 on Twitter. How is that working out for them so far?

The #stayD12 replies range from “Good riddance, Dwight” to “Fire D’Antoni” to “Get rid of Dwight and fire D’Antoni, too.” Too bad they can’t just re-sign Andrew Bynum, but they’re capped out, and he’s not visiting teams until his bowling league’s playoffs are over anyway.

Andrew Bynum bringing back the Iverson look to Philadelphia

Andrew Bynum bringing back the Iverson look to Philadelphia

Personally, I think they traded No. 1 for No. 2.
— Andrew Bynum (on Dwight Howard trade)
(pic: oakleyandallen)
What’s up, Big Perm? I mean Andrew.

(pic: oakleyandallen)

What’s up, Big Perm? I mean Andrew.

Andrew Bynum is YOLOer than ever

Andrew Bynum is YOLOer than ever

(Source: swaggots)

Inside the mind of Andrew Bynum during Game 5: 
I should probably get a haircut one of these days
What’s up with Denver? Why aren’t they folding?
Hey, it’s Kevin Love. Court side. I’m glad I don’t have to defend against him.
Seriously, why isn’t Denver folding? I told the media that they were going to fold and so, it’s a law now, right? 
Rihanna never uses the tickets I send her… sigh
AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Inside the mind of Andrew Bynum during Game 5: 

  • I should probably get a haircut one of these days
  • What’s up with Denver? Why aren’t they folding?
  • Hey, it’s Kevin Love. Court side. I’m glad I don’t have to defend against him.
  • Seriously, why isn’t Denver folding? I told the media that they were going to fold and so, it’s a law now, right? 
  • Rihanna never uses the tickets I send her… sigh

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

gotemcoach:

SERIAL NO. 2 of 10
Bynum ties Hakeem Olajuwon and Mark Eaton with a Playoff record 10 blocks, finishes game with a no assist triple-double:  10pts - 12 rebs - 10 blks
Watch all 10 here.
#GotEmCoach

that’s playoff basketball!

gotemcoach:

SERIAL NO. 2 of 10

Bynum ties Hakeem Olajuwon and Mark Eaton with a Playoff record 10 blocks, finishes game with a no assist triple-double:  10pts - 12 rebs - 10 blks

Watch all 10 here.

#GotEmCoach

that’s playoff basketball!

Is the beginning of Andrew Bynum becoming that consistent force in the paint? 
Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Is the beginning of Andrew Bynum becoming that consistent force in the paint? 

Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

I don’t think Dwight Howard is that much more talented than me and Andrew in the post.

Pau Gasol (via nbaquotes)

Pau is absolutely right. 1000% spot on. In fact, I’d say that Dwight’s not even as talented in the post as Pau or Andrew. In fact, it’s not even close.

Good call Pau. Scratch that. GREAT call, Pau…

…Now on the other end of the floor, that’s a completely different story. 

Mr. Paul, the evidence please: Pau. Andrew.

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I rest my case. 

@Suga_Shane

Things are heating up for Chris Paul. 
So, if the Lakers want to keep Bynum, that means Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom are on the trade block. It makes sense to want to keep Bynum because of his age and his promise, but has he ever played a full season?

Things are heating up for Chris Paul. 

So, if the Lakers want to keep Bynum, that means Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom are on the trade block. It makes sense to want to keep Bynum because of his age and his promise, but has he ever played a full season?

Ultimately, he’ll have to fall in line because I’m gonna shoot the ball, we all know that. Pau is going to get his touches. He’s No. 2. And then [Andrew] will have to fall in line.

Kobe Bryant commenting on Bynum’s limited shots.

I thought he had learned by now that selfish play doesn’t equal championships, but I guess he hasn’t. 

via BSO

Moments later, Andrew Bynum clotheslined the KNX-1070 microphone, headbutted the podium, and gave Steve Blake a titty twister before ripping off his t-shirt and storming out of the practice facility.
(SK)
(AP photo)

Moments later, Andrew Bynum clotheslined the KNX-1070 microphone, headbutted the podium, and gave Steve Blake a titty twister before ripping off his t-shirt and storming out of the practice facility.

(SK)

(AP photo)

This foul will most definitely end up costing Andrew Bynum a multi-game suspension next season and a hefty fine. It’s one of the most disgusting hits I’ve seen and it doesn’t belong in the sport of basketball. There are intentional hits to send a message and then there is this, in the midst of a blowout Andrew Bynum let all of his emotions and frustrations expose themselves in the ugliest way. This hit looks more like an act to hurt the player and Bynum’s reaction didn’t tell us otherwise.
After Bynum rocked the significantly smaller J.J. Barea with a mid-air elbow, he didn’t show an ounce of remorse. He didn’t bother to check on J.J. to make sure he didn’t seriously injure the downed player. He didn’t even wait for the refs to toss him, he knew exactly what was coming from the moment he laid the hit.
 Watch the replay, and tell me your aren’t angered with Bynum, even if you’re a Laker fan. Bynum barrels into J.J. with enough power and momentum that it spins his own body around. After the elbow is delt, Bynum then continues to walk away as he ripped his jersey off and strolled towards the tunnel. That reads to me as a guy with premeditated intentions that was looking to put someone on their ass to save his own from the embarrassment and ridicule of being blown out by nearly 40 in an elimination game. 
Over the years, the 23-year old Bynum hasn’t displayed much malice on the court, in fact he has always appeared to be a well rounded individual but a mental meltdown like this might be the catalyst that sways the Lakers, who seem to be searching for change, to ship Bynum off for some much needed pieces (a point guard and an athletic wing). As hard as it is for the Celtic fan in me to type this, the Lakers are a classy organization and they believe in winning the right way. What Bynum pulled off was nothing of the sort. 
If there were any talking points within the Lakers organization to trade Bynum, Andrew single handedly highlighted that line item. 
Congrats, Andrew, hope you like Dinsey World. 
@Suga_Shane

This foul will most definitely end up costing Andrew Bynum a multi-game suspension next season and a hefty fine. It’s one of the most disgusting hits I’ve seen and it doesn’t belong in the sport of basketball. There are intentional hits to send a message and then there is this, in the midst of a blowout Andrew Bynum let all of his emotions and frustrations expose themselves in the ugliest way. This hit looks more like an act to hurt the player and Bynum’s reaction didn’t tell us otherwise.

After Bynum rocked the significantly smaller J.J. Barea with a mid-air elbow, he didn’t show an ounce of remorse. He didn’t bother to check on J.J. to make sure he didn’t seriously injure the downed player. He didn’t even wait for the refs to toss him, he knew exactly what was coming from the moment he laid the hit.

Watch the replay, and tell me your aren’t angered with Bynum, even if you’re a Laker fan. Bynum barrels into J.J. with enough power and momentum that it spins his own body around. After the elbow is delt, Bynum then continues to walk away as he ripped his jersey off and strolled towards the tunnel. That reads to me as a guy with premeditated intentions that was looking to put someone on their ass to save his own from the embarrassment and ridicule of being blown out by nearly 40 in an elimination game. 

Over the years, the 23-year old Bynum hasn’t displayed much malice on the court, in fact he has always appeared to be a well rounded individual but a mental meltdown like this might be the catalyst that sways the Lakers, who seem to be searching for change, to ship Bynum off for some much needed pieces (a point guard and an athletic wing). As hard as it is for the Celtic fan in me to type this, the Lakers are a classy organization and they believe in winning the right way. What Bynum pulled off was nothing of the sort. 

If there were any talking points within the Lakers organization to trade Bynum, Andrew single handedly highlighted that line item. 

Congrats, Andrew, hope you like Dinsey World

@Suga_Shane

Individually. Between all 13 of us we’ve got trust issues right now. I mean I think it’s quite obvious to anybody watching the game, hesitation on passes, defensively not being there for you teammate because he wasn’t there for you before. Stuff like that.

The Lakers have trust issues? Maybe it’s time they blame their psychiatrists

No, but seriously, Bynum’s comments aren’t that off. Watching the games, you can see how the Lakers have allowed the Mavs Pick’n’Pop their way to a 2-0 lead. Compounding to L.A.’s struggles is the fact that the next two games and three of the next four games will be played in Dallas. Dallas just has to win two more to eliminate L.A.. Not a reassuring sign for the Lakers. 

Then again, if the Lakers could pick anyone of the 29 other teams in the league to be down two games to it would have to be the Dallas Mavericks, a team that’s always been viewed as ‘soft’ ever since their infamous collapse to the Miami Heat in the 2006 NBA Finals. 

- @Suga_Shane

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