Its great to have a healthy Drew, now to show him off in the playoffs!
O.C. Register: The past two years around this time, Andrew Bynum was dragging one leg behind. He was trying not to ask the draining “Why me?” questions and trying not to get asked the annoying “When are you coming back?” questions.
Those slow, long days made him fully aware that not everything blooms anew in the spring.
So why wasn’t he embracing the opportunity to run and play this year after evading his annual January knee injury? Why wasn’t he bouncing around the court like a big kid jumping through rainbows from the sprinkler?
Maybe it was the malaise that Kobe Bryant says hit all the Lakers, the real season of the playoffs close enough for them to start looking ahead. More likely it was the ache in his hip and his knee that left Bynum taking his greater health for granted.
It took a man wiser than Bynum’s years to get the 22-year-old spring chicken realizing he should be appreciating the chance to play and play hard this year.