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Andrew Bynum's ejection gets mixed reactions (Web links)

April 07, 2012|By Mark Medina
  • Lakers center Andrew Bynum pleads his case with referee Nick Buckert in the first half Friday night at Staples Center.
Lakers center Andrew Bynum pleads his case with referee Nick Buckert in… (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles…)

Game stories

--The Times' Ben Bolch highlights Andrew Bynum's ejection in the Lakers' 112-107 loss Friday to the Houston Rockets.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr notes the Lakers' defensive lapses against Houston.

--The Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen credits the Rockets' chemistry.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford explains how the Lakers struggled without Bynum.


--The Times' Bolch mentions how the NBA gave Clippers forward Blake Griffin a flagrant foul type 1 for his push Thursday against Lakers forward Pau Gasol.

--The Register's Carr and the Daily News' Teaford also note the league's reaction to Griffin's foul.


--The New York Post's Fred Kerber reports that the Magic threatened to trade Dwight Howard to the Lakers instead of his desired location -- the New Jersey Nets -- if he did not agree to waive the opt-out clause for the final season of his contract. The report says Howard doesn't want to go to the Lakers because he doesn't want to follow in Shaquille O'Neal's footsteps.

--The Houston Chronicle's Feigen highlights Goran Dragic's effort.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin explains why Bynum's teammates are supporting him.

--Sports Illustrated's Jeff Pearlman catches with up with former Laker Kurt Rambis about his work as an NBA analyst.

--Fox Sports West's Joe McDonnell highlights the Lakers' frustration.


--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' loss to Houston.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark highlights the Bynum roller coaster.

--Forum Blue and Gold's R.R. Magellan calls Bynum's neverending behavior "Club 17."

Tweet of the Day: "Andrew Bynum isn't acting out because he doesn't know any better, he's acting out because he thinks he does know better." -- ArashMarkazi (ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Drew took the bait.  If he wants to keep getting played for a punk, he can keep doing what he did against the Rockets. It's not like nobody saw this coming.  Sometimes you're playing with fire when you play with fire. I know that the team feels that Bynum needs to be very aggressive to be successful, but he's human. It's up to Bynum. He needs to take a good look in the mirror and ask himself who it is he wants to be..." -- Steve Chavez


Photos: Lakers vs. Rockets

Lakers lose to Rockets after Bynum is ejected

Blake Griffin give flagrant foul 1 for shoving Pau Gasol

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