Bynum: 'I'm Leaning Towards Making This My Home.'

Bynum: 'I'm Leaning Towards Making This My Home.'
August 15, 2012, 10:18 am
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By "this," he means "here," as in "Philly," with "the Sixers."

Look, it's August. He just got here. People were apparently giving him their shoes to sign. It would sort of be a surprise if the guy didn't say that his experience was positive enough thus far that he was leaning towards staying.
There's a long stretch of time and a lot of basketball between now and next July, when he could conceivably hit the open market even if he really does want to stay (He can command more money and a longer contract if he becomes an FA than if he signs early.).
Still, it is unbelievably encouraging to hear Andrew Bynum immediately say how he wasn't looking to "have a lot of teams under his belt" and twice acknowledge which way he was leaning re: his impending free agency and long-term future.
[videos and, separately, the catchiest, most t-shirtable quote of the press conference below]

Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about diamonds. 
Andrew, in short, how will you respond to "the pressure" of being "the guy" on a basketball team after spending your career thus far as a second, sometimes even third fiddle to Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol?

"Pressure makes diamonds" —Andrew Bynum
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