Remembering: Andrew Bynum

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  1. Weezy

    Weezy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would kill to have a C as talented as Bynum on this team now. His post game progressed so much over the years, he could go either way on you back to the basket, his footwork and pivot moves had become ridiculous, and he had even started to add a solid 15-18 foot jumper. He didn’t seem to be able to jump out of the gym or anything, but he did get up there and he had such a long reach, he was great at finishing ally-oops. He also had started to focus more on the other end and gobble up rebounds, and swat dudes at the rim. It’s such a shame that injuries ended his career, because had they not, he was the guy to help us transition from the Kobe era. He was an All-Star, and he was on his way to being a monster that couldn’t be stopped with single coverage. Had he stayed healthy, no way we end up missing the playoffs for half a decade, he keeps us relevant and maybe even attracts another star.
     
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    One of the things I always liked about that clip and never saw it talked about....

    Kobe and Shaq were pretty icy to each other. As soon as that happened Kobe didn't hesitate to step between those two big guys that outweighed him by 80+ lbs most likely. Kobe was fearless, and even if he would have gotten knocked out, his stare would have you wondering if it was a good idea to do that.

    The kind of guy you want on your side in a battle. Very un-Dwight Howardish

    :Noddingyes::dwightcrying:
     
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    that moment was also when i realized that bynum had what it took to become a franchise big man

    shaq embarrasses him and what does he do on the very next possession? he posts him up, calls for the ball, and fakes him out to score. then he goes right at him on the other end and lets him know what's up, which caused shaq to retaliate

    this is a 18 year old kid less than a year removed from high school not showing a single ounce of fear against perhaps the most dominant big man in NBA history. and he managed to get under his skin in the process
     

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