Andrew Bynum Says He'll Play This Year, That Crazy Hair Was Modeled After "A Pimp Named Slickback"

Andrew Bynum Says He'll Play This Year, That Crazy Hair Was Modeled After "A Pimp Named Slickback"

Andrew Bynum spoke with reporters prior to the Sixers contest with the Detroit Pistons on Monday night in South Philadelphia. The big man shed some light on the status of his knees, saying that the right one was feeling better while the left one still hurt. He also mentioned it still being painful to walk, so basketball activities were out of the question.

He was also asked about that questionable hair style he rocked a few weeks back where he sort of attempted to flatten out his 'fro:


There was nothing really knew per se in Bynum's words about his status, but he did throw the word "arthritis" out there, which I'm not sure he's used before?

He's going to get an MRI on December 20th and go from there. Best case? The doctor gives him the go-ahead to ramp things up. Worst case? Another month set back.

I suppose the most revealing thing is that Bynum does believe he'll play for the Sixers this season.

A fanbase has its collective fingers crossed.

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Video: Here's a clip from Adult Swim's "The Boondocks" cartoon which features the character named A Pimp Named Slickback who he was attempting to get his hair to look like:

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Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

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SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.