mistakeESPN: Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum’s foul on Charlotte Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace in Tuesday night’s game has been upgraded from a Flagrant-1 to the more serious Flagrant-2 violation, the Lakers learned from the NBA on Thursday.

Wallace suffered a cracked rib and partially collapsed lung as a result of the collision. He left Staples Center on a stretcher and was taken to Centinela Hospital. Bynum told the Los Angeles Daily News on Thursday he called Wallace’s cell phone and left a message.

“I didn’t try to hurt him,” Bynum told the Daily News. “His momentum was great, and if you look at the play, once he hit me I kind of spun around because I didn’t know he was coming that fast.

“I wish him the best of luck and hope that he recovers.”

  • MR. JUAN_YOUR WARLOCK

    …Only in this National Basketball Association Organization, can a violation be upgraded to a so-called more severe version, but without further penalty, such as a suspension!
    …Where does this, or part of this, makes any sense?

  • LEADERFISH

    [Comment ID #60123 Will Be Quoted Here]

    People make better judgements after a review and some thought. Much like I suggest you do with some of your posts. You have been talking alot of trash on here lately and it doesn’t reflect well for new members, but then you were never much on civility.

    The league was fair with Bynum. He made no play on the ball and caused serious injury unintentional though it may be.

  • lakers2000

    This is good news. I hope Gerald Wallace and his mouthpiece are going to be alright (sorry, my wife was even annoyed by the mouthpiece). Go Lakers!!!!

  • MR. JUAN_YOUR WARLOCK

    Eh LEADERFISH,
    You seem to enjoy hanging on My B A L L S, all the time!
    …Haven’t you had enough U R I N E down your throat already?

  • LEADERFISH

    ^^^Perfect example of my point. Classless Warlock’s post that goes to the lowest common denominator.

  • MR JUAN_YOUR WARLOCK

    You start the battle and then don’t like the fight… Don’t comment on my comments and I won’t have to Dis you. A little respect goes a long way! …Simple as that!

  • as1084

    good job TLN staff! only 12 hours late posting this story!

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