Bynum playing ball in Atlanta

Here is a small update on Drew. He;s been playing basketball!

AJC: It’s not often that rookie free agent center Garret Siler is forced to look up to someone on a basketball court.

But that’s exactly what happened to the 7-footer Wednesday when Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum cut through the door of the Hawks’ practice facility to get a workout in at the John “Beans” Beckett Invitational. Bynum and Siler matched up in two different games and Siler acquitted himself well, neither big man dominated the action – that honor belonged to veteran pro Jerry Stackhouse (who has been on a tear this week on both ends of the floor against players much younger).

Siler said he was just happy to have the chance to compete against a pro of Bynum’s caliber.

“This is the best test for me to see guys like [Hawks center] Al Horford and [Bynum] out here,” Siler said. “It helps mentally when you can say, ‘hey, i’m d’ing this guy up and he plays for the world champions. He’s got a ring.’ So if you can hold your own going against and he’s not just destroying you, hey, you must be doing something right.”

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  • http://vinginor laker raja

    You mean Elden Bynum the boy man that has no heart cant guard the big players.
    This guy is a joke Kobe said it 2 years ago trade his guy . D howard just kills him. He is elden campell part 2 , always injured fouls all the time

    • LakersFirst

      Kobe also said less than 2 years ago that “with Andrew Bynum, we are a championship team”.

      D. Howard kills him? HAHAHA, you mean D. Howard who has no postup game and can only dunk. LOLLOLOL,

      Hey man, with your lack of Laker support, you should be called “Raja Bell”.

      • desecrator93

        OWNED

    • PTG23

      D.HOWARD KILLS BYNUM. YEAH RIGHT SON. TELL ME ONE GAME WHERE HOWARD WENT OFF ON BYNUM AND MADE HIM LOOK LIKE A WNBA PLAYER BECAUSE I CAN TELL YOU RIGHT NOW THAT BYNUM HELD HIS OWN AGAINST HOWARD WITH A MESSED UP KNEE. D.HOWARD IS OVERRATED. HE HAS NO POST UP GAME, NO JUMP SHOT, NO HOOK SHOT, CANT MAKE A LAY-UP, AND CANT MAKE A FREE THROW TO SAVE HIS LIFE. DUNKING REBOUNDING IS ALL HE CAN DO. HE’S YOUNG RIGHT NOW BUT WAIT UNTIL THIS DUDE LOSES HIS LEGS. WHAT THE HELL IS HE GONNA DO THEN????

      • desecrator93

        Couldnt have said it better. But I will say that Howard is a beast on the defensive end with those blocks. Thats the only praise I can give him though.

  • kobe-wan kenobi

    anyway that bynum does not dominate a rooky like siler that never played a game in the nba is pathetic!!!!
    and clearly shows how much bynum is improved… which is nothing!!

    bynum is not an all star, despite whatever some blind lakers fan think, and he will not be a dominant center unfortunately
    he is an underachiever, and we will be lucky to have him play a whole season wout injuries
    anyway he wont play more than 20 min a game since he is constantly fouled out

    thank god we have kobe, artest, and fish and pau (never thought i said that…i hate european players… but he is very valuable)

    • desecrator93

      Nothing but a hater man. The guys injuries were FREAK INJURIES you douche. The guy is not like Greg Oden. You can clearly see in the playoffs, his knee was still not all there and with that big ass brace on, he wasnt good at moving laterally. But he still held his own on one leg which I admire. Ive seen your comments before and you never say anything positive. Makes me wonder if your another troll…..

  • kobe-wan kenobi

    sorry i hurt your blind fan feelings
    oh well
    when the dude will be able not to get 5 fouls in 15 min
    and play with fire i will give him respect
    until then sorry
    kobe has much more talent than this guy but he wakes up every morning at 4.30 to go practice at 5.30
    does bynum do that to improve?
    we both know the answer

    • desecrator93

      Okay, I do agree that he needs to pick up his energy more during games. But just dont say hes a scrub when he clearly aint.

    • PTG23

      IT’S HARD TO “PLAY WITH FIRE” WHEN YOUR KNEES BEEN FUCKED UP THE PAST 2 YEARS. I CAN RECALL BEFORE HIS FIRST INJURY, BYNUM WAS THE TALK OF THE NBA SEASON. DUDE CAME OUT KILLIN FOLKS ON THE COURT. KOBE COULDN’T EVEN BELIEVE THE IMPROVEMENT OF BYNUM. I TELL YOU WHAT, YOU GO FU CK UP BOTH OF YOUR KNEES AND THEN TRY TO GO PLAY BASKETBALL ON A HIGH COMPETITIVE LEVEL AND TELL ME HOW SUCCESSFUL YOU ARE.

      AND HOW THE HELL DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME BYNUM GETS UP EVERY MORNING TO GO PRACTICE? YOU DONT KNOW HIM, YOU DONT LIVE WITH HIM. YOU AINT GOT A CLUE WHAT THIS GUY IS DOING TO IMPROVE HIS GAME. JUST BECAUSE RON ARTEST AINT GIVING YOU TWITTER UPDATES ON BYNUM DONT MEAN HE AINT PUTTIN’ IN HIS WORK.

      • desecrator93

        WORD

  • http://vinginor laker raja

    Look shit head any one with half brain knows that he is ball less. I have said it before he is the elden campell boy man no heart.You can be big but with no balls what are you ? a pussy
    and thats elden bynum even Kareem was like this dude is weak.Wait tell Artest kicks his ass in pratice .

    • PTG23

      “ANYONE WITH HALF BRAIN KNOWS THAT HE IS BALL LESS”!!!! HOLD UP, TIME OUT. SINCE WHEN DID THIS DUMMY BECOME A LAKER CRITIC. IT’S OBVIOUS YOU AREN’T A FAN IF YOU’RE COMING TO A LAKER FAN SITE AND TALKING SHIT ABOUT THE TEAM YOUR CHEER FOR A REGULAR BASIS. GO SOMEWHERE WITH THAT SHIT. SECOND, UNLESS I SEE YOU WITH ANY KIND OF NBA JERSEY ON WITH A CONTRACT GETTING PAID 7 FIGURES TO PLAY FOR ANY NBA TEAM, YOU AINT GOT NO ROOM TO CALL ANYONE GARBAGE. OBVIOUSLY THESE PLAYERS ON ON ROSTER FOR A REASON AND I’M SURE IT AINT JUST BECAUSE THEIR NAME LOOKS GOOD ON A NBA JERSEY.

      LASTLY, JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE SEASON TICKETS (WHICH I DOUBT YOU DO) DO MAKE YOU A FAN. I REAL FAN SUPPORTS THEIR TEAM NO MATTER WHO’S ON IT AND HOW BAD THEY MAY BE. NOW, TAKE YO CORNY ASS TO THE CLIPPERS FAN WEBSITE.

  • matthew

    get out of here laker raja.. this is for laker fans only.

    • http://vinginor laker raja

      Im a fan dick head matthew I have a season tkt bitch do you ? I call it like I see it.
      Farmar sucks mobenga sucks sasha sucks bynum sucks
      walton sucks morrson sucks all d leauge players

      • desecrator93

        “I call it like I see it”.

        Your one blind f*ck then.

      • desecrator93

        And just cuz you got a season ticket dont make you a Laker fan. You just proved you werent by sayin Farmar, MBenga, Walton and Morrison suck when none of them do. They all bring different intangibles to the game and if you dont see that you aint a Lake Show fan PERIOD. Its that simple.

  • http://vinginor laker raja

    Look both of you jerk offs what the hell does farmar bring? Phil yanked him out of every utah game yelling at him for poor defense and bad shot selection. I was there you watched on tv .
    Mobenga what the hell is this guy Kobes body gaurd ? Walton cant jump has no outside shot
    is a good passer knows the triangle and is white
    dude would never even get playing time on another team. Morrison he s trade bait and Sasha
    is a brick layer that has no inside presence
    cant jump and has the worst decision making skills,he will get little play this season if they dont trade his euro skills.
    So you two jerk offs defend these turds.

    Also bynum is as dumb and heartless as you two idiots.

    • desecrator93

      No point in arguing with dumb ass no more. You got no common sense and never use any logic in your comebacks. Your finished. FAIL

      • http://vinginor laker raja

        Dude if you cant hang with the big dogs run with the poodles. You have a opoion
        its weak but you have one so bring.Saying those fools have game is a lie everyone knows they dont got game. MMobenga what s his game ,farmar aka ears whats his game,
        luke white man cantjump, morrison waste of talent,sasha brick layer cant hit the shot wide open,Bynum no heart always hurt,what intangibles do they bring break it down clown. Cant find a come back call your mama
        to hold your little hand bitch

        • PTG23

          DAMN THIS DUDE IS AN IDIOT. IF YOU PLAYED ANYONE OF THESE PLAYERS YOU JUST CALLED GARBAGE, THEY WOULD MOP THE FLOOR WITH YOUR ASS. THEY MAY NOT HAVE ENOUGH TALENT TO BE A SUPERSTAR IN THE NBA, BUT OBVIOUSLY THEY HAVE ENOUGH TO PLAY FOR THE WORLD CHAMPION LOS ANGELES LAKERS. THE LAKERS JUST DONT PUT ANYONE ON THE TEAM. IF YOU KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT THE LAKERS HISTORY, YOU WOULD KNOW THAT. SHIT, IF THAT WAS THE CASE, WE WOULD SEE A DUMB ASS THAT KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT THE GAME (LIKE YOU) SITTING ON THE BENCH WITH EVERYONE ELSE. SO, TAKE YOUR SO CALLED “opoion”(WHATEVER THAT FUCK THAT IS) SOMEWHERE ELSE. LAST TIME I CHECKED, THIS WAS A LAKERS FAN SITE, NOT A “BASH THE LAKERS BENCH PLAYERS” WEBSITE.

          REAL FANS SUPPORT THE TEAM AND THE PLAYERS ON IT. IT’S CLEAR YOU AREN’T A FAN.

  • http://vinginor laker raja

    Yeah Mobenga is a quality player.
    Farmar real scary every player fears him
    Sasha people leave him wide open
    Morrison cant handle NBA pressure
    Luke average white player
    Bynum hurt all the time but will he ever show his true potential
    PTG 23 have you ever heard of a contract or maybe a trade how do you think they got these bums.

    • desecrator93

      Last time I’m gonna explain this to you queer. Take the d*ck out your mouth and PAY ATTENTION.

      Farmar may have had an off year last yr but that was partly because of his injury. Look at the numbers before and after injury and you can tell he wasnt the same. He will be motivated this yr and play solid because the dude has talent and if you cant see that you need check yourself.

      Bynum improve alot because hes gonna be completely healthy and play like he did last yr before the injury. Hes not injury prone (freak injuries) and will play the whole season.

      Luke brings several intangibles nobody on the team besides KB brings such as, setting up offense correctly, passing the ball in the post in the most effective position, rebounding and hustling.

      As for Sasha I actually think hes nothin but a scrub so we agree on that. Morrison is a bust and has no heart.

      If you dont agree with these FACTS you should just go find some of your daddy’s rope and go in your backyard and hang yourself. One less dumbf*ck in the world to deal with.

    • desecrator93

      Just cuz Im not making fun of the players on the team your gonna say my comebacks are weak? LOL. Im actually using logic and common sense while your just sayin stupid shyt that dont make sense. Go back to the Celdik forums and jack off to Paula and company. Its clear your another loser ass troll.

    • PTG23

      HOLD UP,THE ONLY PLAYER YOU STATED WAS GARBAGE THAT ACTUALLY GET TRADED TO THE LAKERS WAS ADAM MORRISON; THE LAKERS WENT AFTER SHANNON BROWN AND GOT ADAM MORRISON INCLUDED IN THE DEAL. MBENGA WAS BROUGHT UP FROM THE D-LEAGUE AND IN 2008 AND JUST RESIGNED WITH THE TEAM THIS OFFSEASON. JORDAN FARMAR, SASHA VUJACIC, LUKE WALTON, AND ANDREW BYNUM WERE DRAFTED BY THE LAKERS. OF THESE FOUR PLAYERS LAKERS DRAFTED, 3 WERE FIRST ROUND PICKS. THE LAKERS JUST AINT GONNA DRAFT 4 PLAYERS AND THEN KEEP THEM AROUND FOR NOTHING. THERE’S A REASON WHY THE LAKERS DRAFTED THEM AND WHY THEY’RE STILL PLAYING FOR THEM. IT DAMN SURE AINT JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE A CONTRACT WITH THE LAKERS. SHIT, THEY PROVED THAT LAST YEAR WHEN THEY TRADED THEIR STARTING SF VLADIMIR RADMANOVIC. A CONTRACT WITH THE LAKERS DONT MEAN SHIT UNLESS THEY PROVE THEY BELONG ON THAT TEAM. EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM “SCRUBS” YOU CALLED OUT PORVED THEY BELONG WITH THE LAKERS. ESPECIALLY ANDREW BYNUM AND LUKE WALTON. LAKERS RESIGNED BOTH OF THEM.

      WHAT YOU DONT REALIZE IS THE LAKERS DONT HAVE TO KEEP THESE PLAYERS. THEY’RE THERE BECAUSE THE LAKERS WANT THEM THERE. THEIR BENCH PLAYS A IMPORTANT ROLE AND THAT’S WHY NBA SCOUTS AND ANANLYSTS SAY THE LAKERS HAVE THE BEST BENCH IN THE NBA. YOUR OPIOION DONT JUSTIFY SHIT.

      • desecrator93

        Wait your talking to Raja or me? Cuz I was saying that those players are valuable to the team unlike Raja.

        • PTG23

          NAW NOT YOU MAN, LAKER RAJA.