Lakers C Bynum on ejection: ‘Stuff happens’
Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum was unapologetic after being ejected during a recent loss to the Houston Rockets.
“I don’t have any regrets. Stuff happens,” Bynum told ESPN Los Angeles on Saturday, one day removed from the team’s 112-107 setback. “I was ejected for something that happens every game. People talk. It is what it is.”
One of the people talking was coach Mike Brown, who admitted after the contest that he was disappointed in Bynum.
“I’m disappointed because we told him, ‘You got one technical; don’t pick up your second,’ and he acknowledged us, and he went out and picked up his second when I thought he could have helped us win the ballgame,” Brown said.
After making a turnaround hook with 11:19 remaining in the fourth quarter, Bynum said something to the Houston bench as he ran back up the court.
Bynum received his first technical after he took issue with Samuel Dalembert.
“He acknowledged us, and it happened anyway,” Brown said. “When you have that, that is concerning. … Call it whatever you want to call it. It’s not right.”