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Andrew Bynum on Game 2 Loss to Thunder: ‘We Like Giving Out Gifts’ Reviewed by Momizat on . Losing a second consecutive playoff game to the Oklahoma City Thunder was painful to say the least, but the Los Angeles Lakers discovered they have what it take Losing a second consecutive playoff game to the Oklahoma City Thunder was painful to say the least, but the Los Angeles Lakers discovered they have what it take Rating:
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Andrew Bynum on Game 2 Loss to Thunder: ‘We Like Giving Out Gifts’

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Losing a second consecutive playoff game to the Oklahoma City Thunder was painful to say the least, but the Los Angeles Lakers discovered they have what it takes to take down arguably the best team in the Western Conference in this series.

Unfortunately, despite being in control throughout the majority of Game 2, the Lakers fell short after a 9-0 run by the Thunder in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter. This collapse late in the game showed the Lakers that they can’t take their foot off the gas pedal against this team as the Thunder will capitalize and ultimately advance to the Western Conference Finals.

After the loss to the Thunder, All-Star center Andrew Bynum got the media buzzing once again with some controversial and ill-advised comments via Sekou Smith of NBA.com:

“We’re better than Santa Claus giving out gifts,” said Lakers center Andrew Bynum. “We like giving out gifts. We give out games, contracts and rings.”

As if Bynum’s comments during the regular season and the playoffs haven’t been enough to question the 24-year-old’s maturity, the up-and-coming center continues to open his mouth at the wrong times.

Obviously, the Thunder aren’t the Denver Nuggets and really don’t need more motivation to beat the Lakers. In the first two games of this series, Oklahoma City has proven to be the better all-around team and the clear favorite to advance to the next round.

With that being said, the fact that Bynum would add more fuel to the fire with comments that will almost certainly motivate Kevin Durant and company heading to Los Angeles for Game 3 and Game 4 makes many people wonder what it going on in his head.

There’s no question that Bynum is a talented big man with a potentially bright future with the Lakers, but he continues to make things harder on this team with questionable comments that hurt rather than help Los Angeles in the playoffs. The comments about contracts and rings also leaves many scratching their heads as it is uncertain what Bynum meant.

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  • Bmworking1950

    Andrew Bynum’s remark was aimed at Kobe because Kobe thew the ball in and it got picked off by Durant to close within one. He won’t make the direct comment, but says things in a under the breathe kind of way. The Lakers real problem is Pau Gasol, who is scared to go down in the paint and play. Why is he playing up near the free throw line instead of near the basket where he can at least get some rebounds. Honestly, Pau’s game is weak and he does not hustle!

  • Bmworking1950

    Andrew Bynum’s remark was aimed at Kobe because Kobe threw the ball in and it got picked off by Durant to close within one. Bynum won’t make the direct comment to Kobe, but says things in a under the breathe kind of way. The Lakers real problem is Pau Gasol, who is scared to go down in the paint and play. Why is he playing up near the free throw line instead of near the basket where he can at least get some rebounds. Honestly, Pau’s game is weak and he does not hustle!

    • Ncballa1

       Rings=Artest. Contracts I don’t know, maybe Kobe.Could be Odom.

  • Robcor23

    Bynum is in the right place in his career…LA, Hollywood = attention and he LOVES it!  I can’t blame him…he has fun and I say let him be.  

  • Daceo_gymr

    Lakers didnt give away this game… lets be real Kobe gave away this game n BYnum is rite

  • acreole1

    Andrew NEEDS to Keep him “BIG MOUTH SHUT”.. arguing on court with team mates,etc. You know what happens when Laker Org has had ENOUGH. Shape Up or Ship out.. You haven’t proven yourself Andrew….yes media makes big things out of Nothing most of the time but, Do Not give them ANYTHING to Make Something..

    • Askasem

      im really not trying to start anything, but i think bynum is tired of losing games they obviously should have won. What was wrong with his saying? nothing. and he argues with his teammates because look what happened in those last ten minutes, kobe couldnt catch the ball and turned it over just like that. Someone needs to teach them discipline and it seem like its Bynum

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/E35M2XSIBF7ENWDKKLAJE3ASLE Jordaniel

    contracts are odom and fisher,

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