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Video: Bynum apologizes for hit on J.J. Barea

May 11, 2011, 9:59 AM EDT


We told you yesterday how yesterday after his exit interview Lakers center Andrew Bynum apologized for his cheap shot hit on J.J. Barea at the end of Dallas’ sweep of the Lakers.

We also told you the league gave him a five-game suspension at the start of next season (whenever that is) for the incident.

But we thought you should see Bynum’s apology for yourself. So below is the video.

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  1. jstrizzle - May 11, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    It has happened 3 times already. Why should I believe it won’t happen again?

  2. zblott - May 11, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    I still hope he doesn’t end up appealing the fine or suspension. If a player is going to apologize for their actions and say they take responsibility, but then appeal it because that’s “standard protocol,” fans tend to not believe a word they say. Here’s hoping Bynum truly is sorry and takes his (lenient) punishment without trying to avoid it.

  3. jstrizzle - May 11, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    My favorite part about all of this is that when he did this to Michael Beasley during the season I was super upset. Then one of the bloggers on here (not Kurt) came and said that his ejection with 6 minutes left in that game was penalty enough. Here is the direct quote “Bynum wasn’t suspended back then for the play on Wallace, and he shouldn’t receive a suspension now.”

    So to recap, Wallace spent time in the hospital for his foul, Beasley missed roughly a week until he was at full speed and fortunately Barea managed to escape uninjured. A total of 7 games suspended. He must be just as sorry as he was after the first suspension. Just read the remorse after that:

    “I don’t think what I did was deserving of it. I don’t think I really did anything too wrong. It was unfortunate the guy fell the way he did and got hurt, but at the end of the day, sometimes, you know, fouls happen.”

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