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Andrew Bynum says he has setback with knee, timetable unchanged

Nov 16, 2012, 7:36 PM EST

Ugh.

Watch the video above and you can see Andrew Bynum no longer has his hair straitened. That’s almost the biggest news.

He also talks about a setback with his knee rehab. Which is scarier than his hair for Sixers fans. Well, probably scarier. Earlier this week it was announced he would not return to practice until around Dec. 10, which would mean a return closer to Christmas.

As CSNPhilly.com reports, Bynum says there was a setback — even the rehab he was doing now was causing swelling in the knee and that his cartilage needs to get stronger — but said there was no change in his timetable. If you believe that I have some land to sell you in Florida, but this is what he is saying.

Bottom line Sixers fans, best you plan for a life without Andrew Bynum for a while and when you get him back consider that a bonus.

  1. crackrocksandotterpopz - Nov 16, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    and that’s why he’s no longer a laker…

  2. phipfwe76 - Nov 16, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    1 healthy year in 9 seasons. Why any team would risk that is beyond me. It would only make sense if he doesn’t get paid for all the games he misses, but obviously that’s not the case.

    (Semi-bitter Sixers fan)

    • captainwisdom8888 - Nov 16, 2012 at 10:56 PM

      The Sixers will make the playoffs and Andrew Bynum will be there to contribute

  3. jmclarkent - Nov 16, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Hopefully he is Ruland 2.0.

    • jmclarkent - Nov 16, 2012 at 8:44 PM

      My kingdom for a “delete because I am a moron” button!

  4. jmclarkent - Nov 16, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Hopefully he isn’t Ruland 2.0.

  5. doublezero74 - Nov 16, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    7 footer with chronic knee problems is pretty cool

  6. jucam1 - Nov 16, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Am I the only one that doesn’t care unless they give him a contract?… Tell me what Iguadala was doing for this team that was leading us forward?… I personally am happy we got rid of him even if we got zero out of Bynum…. Just don’t sign him and/or get a super team friendly contract… We get the cap space and can get a reliable big for next season… Just glad the Sixers now have owners willing to try a trade like the Bynum one

    • Eberwizzle - Nov 17, 2012 at 10:29 AM

      Best part is that there is no hockey and can buy Sixers tickets for $0.85 on some nights, walk to the bottom and my boys now are interested in basketball not hockey.

  7. jturbo1402003 - Nov 16, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    I wish Bynum the best and a fast and healthy recovery. Not trying to rub it in or talk smack but as a fan of the Magic I am happy we went w young players cap future cap space and picks instead of Bynum from the Lakers and very late picks. We didnt get players anywhere near Bynum when healthy nit ecen w Bynum Magic wouldnt compete for a ring.
    At least he is a free agebt so u can sign him let him go or may e sign him at a im always hurt discount. If he comes back and does good for rest of thr year do u max him out? Hope he gets back on the court soon. Also hope he keeps the hair.

  8. phillyphannn83 - Nov 17, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    Uhhh, Kurt, go back and look at the comments we Sixer fans posted on the very stories you wrote on Bynum coming to Philly. We told you from the start we knew it wouldn’t be before Christmas, so stop trying to twist it like were all depressed and bitter about the situation. This isn’t news until 2013 and he’s still not on the court. Did you forget that were actually informed fans that know what’s going on?

  9. pricejustin24 - Nov 17, 2012 at 3:12 AM

    A bonus? Go kill yourself Helin

    • jimeejohnson - Nov 17, 2012 at 12:17 PM

      Kurt: you should feel blessed; after all, Philadelphians wanted to kill Santa Claus!

  10. omniusprime - Nov 17, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    So totally funny how the Lakers dumped damaged goods on Philly in the name of Andrew Bynum so we could get the real Superman center Dwight Howard. Thanks a lot silly Philly for taking Bynum off our hands so we have a healthy center playing now, tee hee. Looks like we got rid of him just in time. Looks like the Lakers got all the mileage they could out of Bynum’s shaky knees before dumping him on the Sixers.

    Hey Kurt great comment about the silly Philly fans considering themselves lucky if and when Bynum comes back!

  11. hoodheisman - Nov 17, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    @pricejustin24

    That’s the funniest sh/t I’ve ever read on here.

  12. zacksdad - Nov 17, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    How does “cartilage needs to get stronger”? I thought this was not possible.

  13. phillyphannn83 - Nov 18, 2012 at 3:41 AM

    omnius…if you don’t think Bynum is an upgrade over Spencer Hawes, you should just stop commenting here ever again! We basically played last season with 3 forwards and 2 guards. Stay out of our stories ’cause you clearly know nothing about the Sixers.

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