I can't hold my tongue, what Andrew Bynum just did sickens me. I haven't bothered posting here or reading much of anything during the playoffs but this is just plain out disgusting. I know it's shocking to watch the Lakers get swept in the 2nd round by the Mavericks and this 30+ (currently) beatdown is just a bad way for the Lakers to end their season (and most likely Phil Jackson's career, which is sad it has to end like this), but for guys like Lamar Odom and Bynum to intentionally try to hurt their opponents out of frustration is stupid and embarassing not only for the Lakers and their fans, but for all NBA fans. Now Odom's wasn't really much, just an elbow to Dirk while both were at the top of the key, but what Bynum did, and for a second time might I add, was unbelievable. It's one thing to play physical and two big guys bang in the post and give some hard fouls, but to throw an elbow into the ribs of a defenseless player in mid-air is not something that should be tolerated in the NBA.
You only have one intention when you do that and it's to inflict as much pain to that player as possible. Add that fact that it was tiny Jose Barea and it just makes Bynum look even more like a goon that has no business playing basketball. If this would have been the first time it would be bad enough, but the fact that he already did it before in the regular season to Michael Beasley , just makes this even worse. I have nothing against the Lakers, their fans, Kobe, (in fact I hate seeing Phil Jackson go out like this) and I'm not a fan of the Mavericks, Dirk, etc. either. I just don't believe a big goon like Bynum deserves to play in the NBA when he's only trying to inflict serious harm to opposing players and has some serious immaturity problems with himself. He had the nerve to say there was trust issues with the Lakers, and I find it hard to believe it's not him that is the one who can't be trusted. He's gotten burned by more Tyson Chandler PnRs than anyone on the Lakers and is as much to fault for them getting demolished in this series as the rest of the team.
He should be suspended for at least 10+ games next year and if the Lakers were smart, they would trade him to some poor team that wants a 7-foot baby that is only good for throwing his elbows at defensless players in mid-air. Bynum is a joke and it's joke if the NBA let's him get away with this without serious punishment. I'm all for physical play (hell I'm a Bad Boys Pistons fan), but trying to seriously harm someone like that is digusting, disgraceful, and not something I want to watch when I watch NBA games.