According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Cleveland Cavaliers have suspended Andrew Bynum for conduct detrimental to the team.
Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum suspended indefinitely by team for conduct detrimental to the team.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) December 28, 2013
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting Bynum does not want to play basketball anymore.
About Bynum suspension, league source tells Yahoo: “He doesn’t want to play basketball anymore. He never liked it that much in first place.”
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 28, 2013
If Wojnarowski’s source is true, then it is unfortunate to hear Bynum has lost his passion for the game. He is coming back from a knee injury that caused him to miss all of last season, and is averaging a respectable 8.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 20.0 minutes per game for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Bynum played his first seven season with the Los Angeles Lakers, and won back-to-back NBA Championships in 2009 and 2010. As part of the Dwight Howard deal, Bynum was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2012-2013 season, but did not play because of his knee injury.
Bynum has seen many highs and lows in the game of basketball. Hopefully, he can come back stronger from his suspension, and regain a competitive drive for the game.