Lakers Examiner: In my article about last night’s loss to the Charlotte Bobcats, I alluded to Andrew Bynum’s flagrant foul on Gerald Wallace.
Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer wrote today that it was a dirty foul and warned that if Bynum isn’t careful he could end up a “hockey goon”. I guess Rick was one of the folks that voted for “The Brute” as Bynum’s nickname.
Here’s the video…
My opinion is that, yes, it was a flagrant foul. But I guess I’m ‘old school’ in the thought that if an offensive player comes charging down the lane, a defender (especially a center) has the right to defend his basket.
There is no doubt that Bynum’s frustration led to his foul, but at that point in the game Bynum COULD NOT simply let Wallace score.