You'd think a guy making millions of dollars for one season of playing -- or in some instances, NOT playing -- basketball would have a decent sense of decorum on the hardwood. Alas, most NBA players are not Andrew Bynum.
We've all heard tales about Bynum not really enjoying basketball, seemingly going through the motions and taking advantage of his god-given talents to put bigtime bucks in his bank account. We still don't know the truth to any of that, but the wacky stories keep coming.
The latest is this rather hilarious nugget from Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski in his dismantling of the Cavs organization:
Only Bynum never made it to the early January guarantee date for his full $12.5 million salary in 2013-14, and self-destructed. He stopped trying on the floor, and became a disruptive presence in practices. Before Bynum was thrown out of his final practice and suspended, he was shooting the ball every time he touched it in a practice scrimmage, sources said – from whatever remote part of the court he had caught the ball.
That's just amazing.
And extra fun to picture in your head: Bynum sets a pick at the top of the key, is passed the ball to setup some offensive set... AND BOOM! Bynum launches a three. Bynum inbounds the ball before lightly jogging down the court, gets a pass from Kyrie Irving who was caught in a pickle... AND BOOM! Bynum launches a 30 footer!
"Every time." "From Whatever remote part of the court he had caught the ball."
It's hilarious because he's someone else's problem. But damn, that guy became a joke real quick.
CHESTER, Pa. -- With little to gain in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, the Union went into Sunday’s match looking for a spark.
Instead, they found more of the same.
Bradley Wright-Phillips continued his scoring dominance over MLS, as the Red Bulls easily dispatched the lifeless Union, 2-0, in the regular season finale at Talen Energy Stadium.
The Union, who have clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2011, enter the postseason riding a seven-game winless run and three-game losing streak. They will face Toronto FC in a one-game playoff at BMO Field on Wednesday or Thursday.
The Red Bulls clinched a first-round BYE and the No. 1 seed in the East.
With the playoffs practically clinched heading into the match, Union manager Jim Curtin selected to start Roland Alberg for Tranquillo Barnetta, Fabian Herbers for C.J. Sapong and Eric Ayuk for Chris Pontius.
But the fresh legs wouldn’t help the Union, as Wright-Phillips notched his 24th goal of the season in the 26th minute. Aurelien Collin split the Union defense with a brilliant pass that broke the MLS leading scorer on a breakaway. Chipping the ball over an aggressive Andre Blake, Wright-Phillips followed up the volley for the 1-0 Red Bulls lead.
Alex Muyl doubled the Red Bulls’ lead in the 57th minute.
Though he didn’t need the scoring effort on Sunday, for the second time in three seasons, Wright-Phillips won the MLS Golden Boot for the most goals, edging out New York City FC’s David Villa. Luis Robles earned the five-save shutout.
While Carson Wentz may not have got a failing grade for his play on the field against the Vikings on Sunday, he bombed the sartorial decision he made postgame.
Wentz wore a bold blue check sports coat over what looked like an Under Armour v-neck.
The consensus on TV and Twitter may have been that Wentz bombed, there was one big supporter in the locker room.
According to a source, Eagles owner Jeff Lurie actually complimented Wentz on the blazer after the win.
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