Bynum’s Blog: Hello everyone,

It’s been a while since I have had a chance to speak to all the Laker fans all over the world. Before my injury, my teammates and I had a great rhythm building for the game of basketball. Immediately following the injury I watched my team struggle a bit, and that was really difficult not being able to help them out. We then traded two of my best friends on the team, J Crid and Kwame Brown. I had mixed emotions about the trade at the time, but what we got back in the trade was an All Star with a lot of skills in Pau Gasol. He can shoot, rebound, pass, and basically do it all. He helped to right the ship and propel us into the playoffs. It turns out he is a really good guy, and I am looking forward to practicing and playing with him. We held on to our #1 spot in the West and went on to meet Boston in the Finals. That was really the most difficult situation I’ve ever had to deal with, not being there for my team and fans on the biggest stage in all of the NBA. The thing that kept me sane throughout the entire time I was out was my family and friends, fan support, and the fact that this Laker team is building for the long hall. WE WILL BE IN THE FINALS AGAIN.

For the past six weeks I’ve been here in Atlanta preparing for the upcoming season. The first couple of weeks were really to get my wind back and strengthen my leg. Wow was I out of shape, but fortunately it came back pretty fast. I have my mile run back down in the low sixes, I’m playing way above the rime, dunking the ball like crazy, and my leg is 100% pain free with no swelling. My trainer, Dr. Sean Zarzana, has me doing all types of workouts from track, strength, balance, basketball, stretching and yoga. All of the routines are extremely challenging, but I can feel my body returning to the form from.  We will be returning to LA in the next few days to continue these workouts, and I am really looking forward to practicing with the coaching staff and all of my teammates as well.  This week Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss stopped in for a visit. They watched me go through an upper body/track workout. After we had lunch at a local restaurant.

Congratulations to the entire United States Olympic Basketball Team especially Kobe, way to bring that gold medal back to the States. Pau Gasol also deserves to be congratulated on his silver medal performance.  I hope I get a chance to continue the U.S dominance in London, 2012. The Olympics are truly special event, and one person that I feel needs to be commended is Michael Phelps, that was unbelievable!

On a more causal note, the best movie of the summer so far was definitely Batman. Heath Ledger performed brilliantly; R.I.P. Pineapple Express was also really good; I enjoy all of Seth Rogen’s movies. One of my best friends, and former Laker, Maurice Evens got married a few weeks ago to a great woman, Ally. It was a beautiful wedding; God Bless their union. Besides working out and site seeing in the “A” I haven’t been doing much. If any fans have questions you can email them to me at questions@andrewbynum.com and I will answer as many as I can the next time I check in. Get ready for the season, because I certainly am, I hope to see more #17 jerseys, in that sea of faithful Laker fans at Staples.

  • KOBEISKING

    WE WILL BE IN THE FINALS AGAIN

    I love this guy. Damn GO ANDREW

  • Kobe

    amazing,we are gonna to win next year!!!

  • DCLAKER

    LAKEZILLA IS COMING…soon (sinister laugh).

  • zgum

    woohoo…

    Let’s go Bynum!!!

    go Lakers!
    as a true laker fan, i cant wait as well…

  • lakaluva

    Mr. No Excuse Bynum… my man!!!

  • xtro

    Leett”’ss ggooo!!

  • Lakers 24 7

    THE BYNUMITE READY TO EXPLODE!!!
    Gotta love his optimism.

    Other teams might have aquired players and think they are ahead of the game, but the Lakers are the best team in the West with Gasol, and with Bynum coming back, it will be like we aquired a dominant center, SO WE ARE EVEN BETTER!

  • http://www.myspace.com/fabezee fabz24lakers

    AMEN!!!LET’S GO BABY MONSTER BYNUM!!!!

  • Geloman

    The Incredible Bynum is gonna throw opposing centers around like the Hulk throws tanks and vehicles around, like rag dolls.

    Feel the wrath of the Incredible Bynum.

    “’m playing way above the rime, dunking the ball like crazy, and my leg is 100% pain free with no swelling.”

    Sounds so beautiful!

  • PurpleCobra

    Love the optimism. This new season is going to be like none other…let’s enjoy it Lakers Fans!

  • lakerschamps09

    hahaha he wants to see more #17 jerseys haha wtf kobes the man u better not try to be like that pig well if u can help get us 3 more ships then yea but dont be a bi tch bout it… yea back in the finals baby

  • ignard

    YES!!!

  • domz

    Nice to hear that from Andrew..

    GO Lakers!!!

  • True Lakers Fan

    yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Lets GO Bynum aka baby shaq aka best center in the WEST aka The missing Piece from a title

  • omglakers

    You’ll see me in a #17 Laker Jersey :D

  • omglakers

    yeee

  • KB=BOSS

    im so pumped for this season..we are gonna dominate like no other

  • lakers4Realz

    I love this guy..hard worker…..shut the naysayers…

    i love it….he has grit..desire and want…

    and he has the skills and power..

    baby shaq?..hardly …

    this guy is the next greatest thing….shaq will be long forgotten.

    go BYNUM..go lakers…

    go kobe!

    lets do this….

  • ignard

    For once i’d like to hear Lamar come out like this.

  • Lakerboi

    After hearing people/ reports say he was pain free and 100%, it was good to hear from him.

  • Adamas

    i like the fact that he is not making any excuses and is giving it his all to come back in top shape. good job bynum. now, how about odom…?

  • joseph

    WE WILL BE IN THE FINALS AGAIN AND GET BEATEN AGAIN BY 39 POINTS IN BOSTON… AND I WILL BE INJURED AGAIN… AND I STILL WANT THAT MAX CONTRACT! hahaha… choke! over hype and overrated!

  • sketch

    can’t wait to get andrew back!!! i’m really axious to see what our 2 7 footers can do together! this kid is great. look at him updating us on his progress. if he can come back as how he was playing before the injuries, boston won’t stand a chance!!!!!!!!!

  • Zen Master

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    He won’t be like before the injury, cuz he will be better than he was! Stronger, faster, more stamina, more skillz, more hops, name it.

  • basketbolista

    can’t wait to see bynum on the court..

    starting five:
    center- bynum(7’0)
    power forward- gasol(7’0)
    small forward- odom(6’10)
    shooting guard- bryant(6’6)
    point guard- sun(6’9)

    tallest line up in the NBA. haha

  • LakersFirst

    Unless your initials are MJ, championships are won through a big man

  • DCLAKER

    WE WILL BE BACK IN THE FINALS SAYETH “THE GAME”…

    http://lakers.topbuzz.com/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t-18829.html#223612!!

  • CHRIS

    Hey Andrew, I can’t wait to see you with pau this season. It is goin g to be a great year, Get Well!!!!!!!!!

  • Sir

    “haul” bynum.. not “hall”… lol.. should we send u bak to Jersey 4 sum more schooling?