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Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom ejected for dirty hits

Posted on: May 8, 2011 6:07 pm
Edited on: May 8, 2011 6:49 pm
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Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Lakers were ejected for dirty plays late in Game 4 against the Dallas Mavericks. Posted by Ben Golliver.

If you thought Ron Artest's clothesline of J.J. Barea in Game 2 was the definition of disgracing yourself in defeat, think again.

The Los Angeles Lakers sank to a new low, as two starters were ejected as the team was swept out of the Western Conference semifinals in four games by the Dallas Mavericks.

First, it was forward Lamar Odom, who shoved Mavericks All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzki near the three-point line. With the Mavericks leading 94-68 with nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Odom leaned hard into Nowitzki as he looked to establish position near the arc. Nowitzki fell immediately to the ground and Odom was whistled for a flagrant foul and immediately ejected.

Here's a look at Odom's hit on Nowitzki.


That wasn't nearly the worst of it, though. The worst came less than a minute later. 

The cheapest play of the playoffs distinction goes to Lakers center Andrew Bynum, who delivered a forearm shiver to the chest of Barea, who was exposed in mid-air as he was attempting a runner. Bynum made no play whatsoever on the ball and was issued a flagrant foul and immediately ejected. He took his jersey off and stomped off the court, with Artest serving as his escort underneath a cascade of boos.

Here's a look at Bynum's dirty hit on Barea. 

For more on the Lakers disgrace, CBSSports.com's Ken Berger has you covered.
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Since: Jan 5, 2011
Posted on: May 10, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom ejected for dirty hits

<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #333333;">jsullinger00 are you for real?  If so, you are way off base.  LA layed down and both Bynum and Odom just wanted to get off the court.  I don't know how you even made it to an "All-star" level writing drivel like that.  Were you drinking and/or smoking?

First of all i made it to this level because i give my honest unbiased opinion and people mostely agree with it. This particular matter no i wasn't as for real as it seemed. I liked the foul i just didn't like how hard it was. And Odoms foul wasn't deserving of an ejection it was at most a flagrant 1. Dirk is just a giant puss and good at acting. But i still stand by my belief that Barea wastrying to embarrass L.a. more than they already were and he paid for it. In those situations the mavs should have been clearing their bench searching for some rookies that might want some court time, not still driving it down the lakers throat. When your up by thirty with under ten to play in the game, the strategy for respectful teams is drain the shot clock every trip down the court so we can run their clock out. Barea had 12 seconds left and decided to drive it down which showed a still quick pace when the pace should have dragged down. That pissed Bynum off so he fouled him. Unfortunately for him he was in the air and Bynum more or less just knocked him out. If this foul was on the ground it makes intentional maybe. The fact that Barea was in the air was what made it flagrant. He definitely deserved to get kicked out. But in his defense he was defending his area. After time after time of getting penetration and scoring on Bynum he had enough. It would never have happened if the mavs would have dragged the pace down. But it still doesn't excuse his actions. LIke i said i like that he fouled him its a good foul if the player isn't already commited to his shot. I just didn't like how intent to injure it was. Odoms was no intent to injure and he should have stayed in the game, Bynum definitely unexcusable.



Since: Jan 5, 2011
Posted on: May 10, 2011 8:46 pm
 

Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom ejected for dirty hits

<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #333333;">oh its Bynum's role to make other players go through "pain and blood and sweat" ??

get a clue. Look, if you want to go watch a fight, go do that. This is basketball and his actions are not excusable. That wasn't a foul that was low-down, cheap, and dirty. It shows that he does NOT care about his team's dignity, not in the LEAST.

It shows he is a spoiled crybaby who cant stand to lose. Thats the problem with the Lakers, they think they deserve everything. Its generally the problem with superstar athletes and their oversized egos. And guys like you only help to inflate those ego's by applauding their cowardly childish actions.

Why the hell is he driving to the hoop? CAUSE THATS HOW YOU PLAY THE GAME!!!
He's simply playing the game, you know, maybe HAVING FUN????

Sit on the ball, with 8 minutes left? HUH? He deserves to be injured because he's just playing the game? REALLY? Do you have even 2 brain cells in your head? Do you think the Mavericks even got so far by having an attitude of, "oh, we're up by so many points, lets take our foot off the gas"

Thats how teams lose, and its ALSO unsportsmanlike. 

You compete to the best of your ability for the game time allotted. Driving for a layup is part of the game, and he exposed a weakness in the defense. Maybe the Lakers should have kept playing hard for the entire 48 minutes. That would have showed class, and dignity.

Yeah i know it doesn't make sense but they should have sat on it or just stayed out of the lane. I'm sorry but if i'm on the mavericks team and i see how pissed l.a. is the last thing on my mind is lets drive it down the middle to further piss off and already irate andrew bynum. Seriously he shouldn't have been tring to embarrass them. He kinda deserved it. You poke a lion when its pissed off you get f***ed up. And he got f***ed up. And besides teams with honor and respect take the foot off the gas, mavericks are a bunch of losers who wouldn't know what prestige is if it bit them in the butt. Any other game they put their third string in so those guys can get some experience. Cavs do it. Lakers do it. Celtics do it. Those teams respect other teams. And don't give me the it's the playoffs its different crap. What Barea did was kinda disrespectful. Bynum's foul far overshadowed it but i was still kinda glad to see it. I just wish it wouldn't have been as intentional and intent on injuring as it was. But Barea now knows a little bit about respect. Don't drive it to the hole with a lot of shot clock left when your up by 30 or your gonna get hurt. Mavericks are hoodlums that were basically playing the lets run up the score game. And that is so disresectful and dishonorable. Yes the point is to win, but once your win is guaranteed treat the other team with respect and they'll return the favor. Since Barea tried to spit in the face of the lakers Bynum returned the favor to him.



Since: May 10, 2011
Posted on: May 10, 2011 5:33 pm
 

Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom ejected for dirty hits

THEY WENT OUT LIKE A COUPLE OF B***HES



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 4:04 pm
 

Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom ejected for dirty hits

jsullinger00 are you for real?  If so, you are way off base.  LA layed down and both Bynum and Odom just wanted to get off the court.  I don't know how you even made it to an "All-star" level writing drivel like that.  Were you drinking and/or smoking?



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 3:56 pm
 

Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom ejected for dirty hits

This was not the first time this year that Bynum cheapshotted someone.  He does not surprise me.  Odom and his actions do surprise me.  I would never have thought he would have resorted to that extent.  Even if the Mav players were mouthing off (which i doubt), both fouls/muggings were uncalled for.  Maybe, the Mav fans were getting on their case, but that is life in the NBA and both should be way more mature than that.
Rumors have Dwight Howard going to LA for Bynum and Odom.  I sure hope not!!!  Dwight, if you leave please do not go to LA!!!!  I know you have class!
Odom may have been just a bad moment, but Bynum is a thug.  Plus, his cheapshot could have severely injured Barea.  Especially, if he had landed on his back or neck/head.  In the real world, that would be assault and battery with intent to do bodily harm!!
A one - two game suspension is not enough, especially for Bynum!  Bynum had a similiar flagrant foul earlier in the year, and that is why he should really be punished!!!!



Since: May 10, 2011
Posted on: May 10, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom ejected for dirty hits

THUG BASKETBALL IS EXACTLY WHY I DONT WATCH THIS NBA TRASH



Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom ejected for dirty hits

oh its Bynum's role to make other players go through "pain and blood and sweat" ??

get a clue. Look, if you want to go watch a fight, go do that. This is basketball and his actions are not excusable. That wasn't a foul that was low-down, cheap, and dirty. It shows that he does NOT care about his team's dignity, not in the LEAST.

It shows he is a spoiled crybaby who cant stand to lose. Thats the problem with the Lakers, they think they deserve everything. Its generally the problem with superstar athletes and their oversized egos. And guys like you only help to inflate those ego's by applauding their cowardly childish actions.

Why the hell is he driving to the hoop? CAUSE THATS HOW YOU PLAY THE GAME!!!
He's simply playing the game, you know, maybe HAVING FUN????

Sit on the ball, with 8 minutes left? HUH? He deserves to be injured because he's just playing the game? REALLY? Do you have even 2 brain cells in your head? Do you think the Mavericks even got so far by having an attitude of, "oh, we're up by so many points, lets take our foot off the gas"

Thats how teams lose, and its ALSO unsportsmanlike.

You compete to the best of your ability for the game time allotted. Driving for a layup is part of the game, and he exposed a weakness in the defense. Maybe the Lakers should have kept playing hard for the entire 48 minutes. That would have showed class, and dignity.



Since: Jan 5, 2011
Posted on: May 10, 2011 2:32 am
 

Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom ejected for dirty hits

I hope you end up on the wrong end of cheap shot just for supporting Bynum's actions.  After his foul, I thougth the refs should have just told the Lakers "Fuck Off!  You're Disqualified!" in order to make certain Artest didn't continue the trend.  If you want to play like that, go find some alley to play street ball in and play as dirty as you want.  Beat the shit out of each other for all I care.  Seeing Odom's and Bynum's lack of sportsmanship only made me more thrilled to see the Lakers get their asses swept.  If I were Phil Jackson, I wouldn't have to think twice about abandoning that team.

Oh i loved the foul it showed emotion intensity and fire missing from the LAkers the entire time. I love that he didn't just give him the hoop he made him go through pain and blood and sweat saying "if you wanna win this is what it feels like."  i love that it just showed some type of emotion and defense. If anything i hate that it happened so late. Granted it was horrible defense and a terrible foul, but at least he didn't just let him through and score basically giving up cough cough "LEBRON" cough cough. It just shows he's got attitude problems but he cares about his teams dignity. And speaking of which they're up by 30 points at that point. Why the hell is he in the air driving to the hoop in the first place. Sounds to me like he's got some attitude problems of his own with a severe lack of leadership and knowledge of respect. He tried to embarrass L.A. and got bit. He kinda deserved it for trying to rub it in more than it already was. I personally loved seeing him hit the deck, trying to embarrass further a prestigious team like L.A. thats what he gets. The only better thing would have been if he got hurt and couldn't play cuz then it's a learning experience. And here's the message when ur up by 30 plus points sit on the f'ing ball. 



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 12:13 am
 

Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom ejected for dirty hits

You are right. This is Professional Basketball. Hard fouls happen. The timing of these makes it look worse than it was. dallas took a few cheap shots also. And Barea is quite the actor.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 12:10 am
 

Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom ejected for dirty hits

This wasn't racial. Barea is bush and a popoff. Two plays earlier he smacked Blake and nothing was called. Thats all it was. He is quite the actor also. After the earlier incident with Artest, he has a future in Los Angeles (Hollywood), but not with the Lakers.


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