Dec 23, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum reacts in the second quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Bynum’s commitment questioned by NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has worked with a multitude of players currently in the league, a list that includes recently exiled Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum.

Bynum, who was suspended by the Cavaliers on Saturday is expected to be traded or released after he reportedly said he had lost his love for the game.

Of course, his love for the game would likely be renewed if he just so happened to land in Los Angeles or Miami – but that’s another topic all together.

Love lost or not, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar seems to think Bynum’s lack of desire for the game is real, suggesting that the talented big man marches to the beat of his own drum and isn’t consistent to his commitment:

I believe Andrew has always had the potential to help a team when he puts his heart into it. He just doesn’t seem to be consistent with his commitment to the game. That can lead to a lot of frustration for any team that has signed him.

When I worked with Andrew I found him to be bright & hardworking but I think he got bored with the repetitive nature of working on basketball fundamentals day in and day out… but they are the keys to long term success.

In my opinion Andrew is the type of person who walks to the beat of “a different drummer”. So we won’t know the facts until Andrew decides to tell us what actually is the issue and shares his thoughts.

Abdul-Jabbar isn’t known to hold his tongue, especially in regards to players that he’s worked with as he also put Dwight Howard on blast earlier this year when he opted to leave the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency.

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