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Andrew Bynum a no-show for Sixers’ team picture day

Apr 10, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

Philadelphia 76ers introduce Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson Getty Images

Sixers fans would probably like to forget that last summer’s trade to bring Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia ever happened. Looking at the official team picture from the 2012-13 season should make it very easy.

From John Finger of CSNPhilly.com:

Though there were a lot of different faces in this year’s photo, there were two that were conspicuous by their absences.

One was Jason Richardson, who was rehabbing his surgically-repaired knee. The other was Andrew Bynum, who also is rehabbing his knees in New York City. Though his uniform was hung in his locker, Bynum did not make the trip to Philly to smile for the camera.

Without Bynum in the team picture it was as if he wasn’t even here at all.

Bynum, of course, hasn’t played a single game for the Sixers thanks to knee injuries which have sidelined him for the entire season.

It’s highly possible that Bynum may never suit up for the Philadelphia franchise, given that he’ll be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Bynum isn’t expected to give any special consideration to the SIxers when negotiating his next deal, and even if he did, the decision to bring him back for something resembling a max contract would be an extremely difficult one given Bynum’s injury history and the way things turned out in Philadelphia this season.

  1. djjackson81 - Apr 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Just cause he cashes checks from Phili. Don’t make him a team mate yet.

  2. tombstone7 - Apr 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Andrew Who?

  3. ihavenonickname - Apr 10, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    man I feel bad for the sixers.

  4. bifford - Apr 10, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Philly will condemn that team if they give Bynum anywhere near a max contract.

    That money would be better spent on players with working appendages and aren’t world class A-holes.

  5. bleedburgandyandgold - Apr 10, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    He just did that whole franchise team mates fans management the whole thing dirty I feel bad for them but they knew what they were getting

  6. eboneseagles - Apr 10, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    They had Vucevic and he went to the magic in this trade! With Iggy and Vucevic the sixers would have been a 7th seed or better this year.

    • eventhorizon04 - Apr 10, 2013 at 10:47 PM

      According to ESPN:
      Nik Vucevic now has more 30 point-20 rebound games this season than Dwight Howard.

  7. patfic15 - Apr 10, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Somebody is gonna get fired over this move.

    • jhuck92 - Apr 11, 2013 at 7:09 PM

      According to PBT, it’ll probably be Doug Collins. And Philly’s front office makes the Maloof family look smart.

  8. sunsation3413 - Apr 10, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    At least Greg Oden is a nice guy.

  9. brotherlove2012 - Apr 10, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    It would have been a shame if he had shown for the team picture. He wasn’t even there for a single game this year, and he likely won’t go back to Philly. It’s not lile he showed any interest in the team either, this is a total mess from top to bottom … What a shame for a franchise that was on the verge of becoming relevant again.

  10. louhudson23 - Apr 11, 2013 at 3:15 AM

    Bynum was a lazy ass bum with the Lakers who told Kareem to take a hike rather than work on his game. The only change in Bynum was his injury. Philly took a stupid chance and the Lakers were laughing first night…..Bums are bums and talent never overrides it…..

    • borderline1988 - Apr 11, 2013 at 1:14 PM

      We don’t give the Lakers’ management enough credit for pulling this move off. Sure their season went awry due to injury and lack of depth (and the Nash signing was kind of stupid) but man, they struck gold with Howard.

      I’m sure they knew first hand what a loser Andrew Bynum is, but managed to keep it under wraps enough to obtain Dwight Howard. Looking back, why on earth would any team trade away the best young centre in the game?? It should have been a warning flag to everyone.

      For all that can be said about Howard, when he’s healthy he’s the best defender in the game and one of the top-3 rebounders. He can also put up 20ppg. He’s a proven superstar. As much as we say that Bryant is carrying the team to the playoffs…remember how much worse they were before Howard started playing better. Bryant wouldn’t have been given this chance without Howard’s play.

  11. philadelphiafan - Apr 11, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    pansy

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