Feb 7, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers center Andrew Bynum watches from the in dress clothes during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Portland 118-113 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurloc

Indiana Pacers' Andrew Bynum's motivation is a championship

The Indiana Pacers took a chance on troubled center Andrew Bynum.

Bynum has barely played since being traded from the Los Angles Lakers to the Philadelphia 76ers. In fact, he never played for the 76ers, missing the entire 2012-13 season because of his knee injury. He signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but things went sour and he was traded to the Chicago Bulls, who quickly released him.

Although Bynum is still not ready to play, he is excited to continue his career.

So why did Bynum pick the Pacers?

“My motivation is because I want a championship,” Bynum told Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star.

Bynum has his critics and maybe rightfully so, but he is eager to prove them wrong.

“They can say whatever they want, but I know if I go out here and put 20 (points) and 10 (rebounds) up, it’s quiet,” Bynum says. “So, I mean, if that’s the case then people will always say something. So if you’re worried about that all the time, it gets in the way of you accomplishing the things you want to.”

Bynum averaged 8.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 assists per game in 24 games for the Cavaliers.

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