ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Poor Andrew Bynum. OK, sure, it’s hard to say “poor” anything when we’re referring to a guy who:
- Has already made about $50 million over the course of his career, including the roughly $16 million he banked last season without playing a game
- Has won two NBA titles
- Is almost certainly due for a max contract this summer
Still, most things Bynum has touched recently have turned to stone, not gold. There were the injuries and technical fouls and ejections in Los Angeles. There was the trade to Philly, which was supposed to provide a fresh start, but instead mostly just jump-started the end of the Doug Collins era. There was the revelation that Bynum had re-injured his knee, ultimately polishing off his season, not while playing basketball but while bowling.
So we can understand the frustration Sixers fans must feel today when video surfaces of their erstwhile franchise center, dressed like The Fonz, nimbly dancing upon a stage at a cafe in Madrid:
Sure, this is not exactly “Dancing With The Stars”-type movement, but it’s more than we saw him doing on a court all season.
And that’s probably just enough to get everyone all worked up about it.