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Andrew Bynum confirms he had knee setback due to bowling

Nov 18, 2012, 5:26 PM EDT

Injured Philadelphia 76ers Andrew Bynum smiles before the start of the NBA basketball game between the 76ers and the Denver Nuggets in Philadelphia Reuters

Well, at least he owned up to it instead of coming up with some lame excuse. That’s something.

Andrew Bynum confirmed to the media Sunday he thinks his latest setback in recovery from a knee injury happened when he went bowling. Ugh.

From the twitter account of John Finger of


While the original target had been around Christmas, there is no timetable for Andrew Bynum’s debut as a 76er. It could well be into 2013.

Philly fans, sorry. This is just kind of who Andrew Bynum is. He dazzles you with stretches on the court, frustrates you at other times and often just seems immature with his decision making. The hope is with time the decisions get smart and — as he did last season — the times he dazzles far outweigh the times he takes a mental vacation.

Or, goes bowling.

Just a reminder, Bynum is an unrestricted free agent after this season. The Sixers don’t want to let him walk — they traded Andre Iguodala to get him — but are you going to offer him a max deal? What’s his value? It could be an interesting summer of negotiations for Bynum.

  1. jmclarkent - Nov 18, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    That is going to be one hell of a decision now; when he comes back, he had better look like the second coming of Moses Malone.

  2. pricejustin24 - Nov 18, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    He gets a max deal. Bowling or not. It’s not as if he were skydiving you num-nut

  3. dannymac17 - Nov 18, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Bynum also confirmed Stevie Wonder told him his hair do was a “good look”

    • norcal031 - Nov 19, 2012 at 1:43 AM

      Man this nugga can’t even bowl witout getting hurt????

  4. ambitoos - Nov 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    Can’t say I didn’t warn all you Philly fans. The man is a premadonna.

  5. moseskkim - Nov 18, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    This shows that sure bowling isn’t a “restricted danger” sport but when ur recovering from a serious knee problem, u gotta take extra care of your knees. That’s why teams don’t rush them out on the court. They take every precaution because reinjury screws everything.

  6. glink123 - Nov 18, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    the second coming of Eddy Curry.

  7. jerdogthompson - Nov 18, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Faker fans rejoice…………….

    You may be at the bottom of the West but at least you dealt Bynum? Good times baby good times.

    • Foul Dwimmerlaik - Nov 19, 2012 at 12:07 AM

      Sigh of relief? Maybe.

      But I feel bad for the Sixers. Hope Bynum gets to meet Philly fans’ expectations.

  8. iamjimmyjack - Nov 18, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Was bynums body the bowling ball? How the heck do u tear ur cartilage bowling?

  9. xxakshunxx - Nov 18, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Sixers have no other choice except to sign him.. Too hard to find a big man in this league.. Probably end up missing at least 1/4 or more of the next contract he signs too

  10. manchestermiracle - Nov 18, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Gee, Einstein, I guess that’s why you aren’t on the court trying to dunk. You hurt your knee, maybe you shouldn’t be bowling either. Duh…..

  11. scalfor3 - Nov 18, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    I hope he grows out a massive ABA style ‘fro

  12. vicksprman - Nov 18, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    All I got for this is damn, what else go wrong Philly?

  13. prosourcetalk - Nov 18, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Over the line, mark it zero dude

  14. Eberwizzle - Nov 18, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    This guy is a COMPLETE jackass

  15. money2long - Nov 19, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    the sixers are in a bind, because even if they are hesitant to give bynum max money, they know opposing teams, for a fact, won’t flinch at giving it to him to snatch him away. they have to give him a max contract.

  16. progress2011 - Nov 19, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    Greg Oden – part two !!!!

    You know, I have been pulling for the guy because he is one of the few big’s in the league, that still plays like a big.

    I mean, he’s not on the perimeter trying to shoot 3’s or work on his crossover. He plays the role of a “CENTER” and I miss big men playing big!

    BUT, I was hoping it was mostly, the L.A media and just wanting out of L.A.

    BUT now I’m beginning to believe (based on his actions) his mind is 15 years old, trapped in a 7’0″ body.

    Dude gotta get it together or quickly become irrelevant in the NBA’s revolving door. Especially now that they are phasing out the Center position. ex: their is no Center position being selected in the All Star selection.

  17. tfoz5150 - Nov 19, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    There’s a report out now that maybe he’s done for the year. We’ll see. Makes it a real hard decision if you never get a chance to see the guy play. I’m not so concerned about giving up Iguadola, but rather the other two first rounders, plus next year’s pick. I don’t think I’d max him if he never plays.

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