Will Being ‘The Guy’ be Good for Bynum?
Not that (Andrew) Bynum lacks character. Despite his issues, he stayed out of jail and last year stayed out of the hospital. Bynum isn’t a punk, and he isn’t a thug.
But he isn’t a man, either. Not yet, anyway. Maybe, in Philadelphia, he will become one. Maybe being the franchise player will transform him.
“I look at it as an opportunity to take a team and be ‘The Guy’ and advance my career. Personal goals would be more realistic to attain here,” Bynum said.
Late in games, it will be Bynum with the ball in his hands: “There, it might have been Kobe (Bryant) . . . I’m looking forward to seeing just how far I can push a team.”