Bynum: “We have Trust Issues”

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Andrew Bynum vowed to be more aggressive in Game 2, and he was a man of his word. Bynum, was 8 for 11 from the field scoring 18 points, and grabbing 13 rebounds (7 of which were offensive boards).

After the Lakers dropped another game at home, Bynum’s frustration came out, as he said the following to reporters after the game:

“It’s obvious we have trust issues and unless we come out and discuss them, then nothing will change,” Bynum said.

“We’re a talented team, so we kind of get by sometimes,” Bynum said. “We have guys who can take over a game, four or five guys who can score 10 straight points ….  so it makes it less obvious. It seems obvious now because this team (Mavericks) are cutting us apart and we’re not doing anything about it.”

Kobe Bryant was then asked at the podium about Bynum’s comments:

“I think the trust that he’s referring to is being able to help each other on the defensive end of the floor,” Bryant said. “He gets frustrated when he supports a guard coming off the screen and roll and nobody supports him when a big’s rolling to the basket.”

The Lakers are in a must-win game on Friday. No team that has fell down 0-3 in a seven game series, has ever came back to win.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6U2ZHU7AJD6E7HFK4SRW3ETZNI rigged4fun@yahoo.com

    Unfortunately the key comes down to Pau. His shrinking violet attitude has hurt the Lakers. He’s being pushed out and away from the rim and being passive aggressive by complaining. Until he gets his guts back, the Lakers are sunk.

    • LakerMarc

      I agree rigged except for one correction:
      Unfortunately the key comes down to Pau. His shrinking violet attitude has hurt the Lakers. He’s being pushed out and away from the rim and being passive aggressive by complaining. Until he gets his NUTS back, the Lakers are PUNKS.

  • kanon_

    Maybe to the most of you dont like this: GASOL IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER OF THE LAKERS!!!….why? Kobe can have a 3-14 FG game, he can dissapear all game, but if Gasol plays the way he supose to play…. 22-25pts 10-12 reb 5-6 a. 2 blocks, he can create so muchu offense in the post, for him & for his teamates, ever for Kobe…..see the games that Kobe sucks and Gasol play great, and see the games that Kobe plays great an Gasol sucks… Thats why i say Gasol is more important in the “in game”, i mean, Kobe is the player-coach, the leader, etc etc…. you know?….well is my opinion

    • Joshua Herrington

      I’ve been saying that for a long time now. We won without Bynum 2 years ago, but when Gasol plays poorly, it reflects on the entire game or series (2008 Finals). Kobe is important, yes, but for some reason we win championships when Pau is at his best. I’m glad someone isn’t saying we don’t need him. Then again, because he it he most important Laker, he also is to be blamed in these last two losses.

      • kanon_

        Agree with you Joshua… Gasol carries with the responsability….you can say the same in the 2 losses against Hornets…

  • lakerd2423

    its not his fault that they were stupid enough to 20 threes they shoulda gave it to bynum becuz there was no one who can match up with him in this series!

  • kobeballhog4life!

    kobe should start PASSING the ball to his TEAMATES!!!

  • Lal4life

    Know your role, and shut your fucking mouth Drew! You always help and rotate to stop the ball. It’s not your problem if someone else is late on their rotation.

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