In January, stories broke suggesting that Andrew Bynum was all but going nuts during Cleveland Cavaliers practice – mocking coaches and launching shots from mid-court as the team attempted to run offensive sets.
The antics eventually lead to Bynum being thrown out of practice and removed from the team before he was traded to the Chicago Bulls (who immediately released him for salary cap purpose).
To Bynum’s credit, the big man admitted to doing such, suggesting that his time was over there.
Also, Bynum raged against the shoot-first guards. During a practice, Bynum said that he launched a shot from midcourt, clearly out of the rhythm of the offensive play. Another day during a scrimmage, he did not like a call from assistant coach Phil Handy and mocked him as “a horrible referee.”
“Those are the two things I did,” Bynum says. “I did them on purpose because it was over there for me.”
Hopefully being on a winning team will improve the attitude of Bynum as he’s nearing his Indiana Pacers debut after practicing with the team recently.