Despite getting pulled for it, Lakers center Andrew Bynum has professed that he'll continue to shoot three-pointers whenever he wants.
It might cause Lakers Coach Mike Brown to bench him again, even if it's when the Lakers host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday at Staples Center. But Bynum has at least one supporter pulling for him to become a perimeter shooter. The only problem is that this person has ulterior motives.
Said Oklahoma City Coach Scott Brooks: "Hopefully Bynum continues to have that outside shot that he has and we don't have to guard him down low."
Bynum's failed three-point attempt early in the third quarter of the Lakers' 104-101 victory Tuesday prompted Brown to bench him for most of the second half. He then played in only the first 2:50 of the fourth quarter before Brown sat Bynum again after missing two jumpers, a free throw and lacking effort both on defense and rebounding. Brown said he's repeatedly emphasized the need for Bynum to increase his effort on rebounding after failing to crack double digits in that department in the past five games.