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June 10, 2010 | T.J. Simers
From Boston It's been several days since I have had the chance to remind everyone how clueless Plaschke can be, and since this was a wasted game, I certainly don't want to waste such an opportunity. Plaschke continues to make the case that the Lakers have to unload Andrew Bynum, insisting they replace him with free agent Chris Bosh. And by Sunday, I believe. "I stand by it, stand by it, stand by it," Plaschke said — so used to no one listening to him on "Around the Horn" that he must constantly repeat himself.
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December 28, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Former Lakers center Andrew Bynum has been suspended by the Cleveland Cavaliers for "conduct detrimental to the team" and it's likely the Cavs will attempt to trade him or simply cut him in a money-saving move. The Cavaliers announced Saturday morning that Bynum "has been excused from all team activities indefinitely. " Bynum contributed to two Lakers championships but struggled with chronic knee injuries. Instead of re-signing the 7-footer to a long-term deal, the Lakers dealt Bynum to the Philadelphia 76ers in 2012 before his contract expired.
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January 4, 2010 | Mark Heisler
In the bad news for the Lakers, Pau Gasol tweaked his other hamstring and is day-to-day again. On the bright side, they finally figured a way to get the ball to Andrew Bynum! Bynum's game, in mourning since Gasol returned, was reborn as soon as Pau left, after Andrew's first-quarter stint in which he got no shots, scored no points and grabbed one rebound. After that, Bynum scored 19 points, making all eight of his shots, his biggest scoring game in a month. Not that that was why the Lakers beat the Dallas Mavericks, reportedly the No. 2 team in the West, who collapsed as soon as the opening tip went up. If this was the Mavericks' audition for the role of one of the titans in a duel of titans, it came on the second night of a back-to-back, and they were DOA. Gratefully, the Lakers, who struggled recently against teams like the Kings and Warriors when they weren't getting bombed by the Cavaliers and Suns, coasted to a 131-96 victory, dominating the Mavericks as they had dominated everyone up to Christmas and no one since.
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March 4, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers continued their pursuit of a playoff berth, finishing Week 18 at .500 with a 30-30 record. The team dropped the week's opener on Monday to the Denver Nuggets, 119-108 . Metta World Peace was retroactively given a flagrant foul (level 2) after the league reviewed a play in which he elbowed the Nuggets' Kenneth Faried in the face. The Lakers forward is one flagrant foul away from a mandatory suspension. Nuggets Coach George Karl said he believes the elbow-throwing was " premeditated . " Kobe Bryant was assessed a technical foul on Monday, but that call was later rescinded , keeping his total at 13.  Sixteen technicals during the regular season results in a mandatory one-game suspension.
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April 14, 2011 | By Broderick Turner
Andrew Bynum stood before a gathering fidgeting, his eyes roaming, looking like a player who wanted the questions about the bone bruise in his right knee to end quickly. The seven-foot Lakers center was quick to announce that he will play Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series against the New Orleans Hornets at Staples Center, saying, "I'm fine" and "I'll be all right" after he practiced Friday. Bynum was injured Tuesday night against the Spurs.
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April 8, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
Reporting from Portland, Ore. Andrew Bynum was feeling pain and it had nothing to do with his knee. Lakers fans were able to exhale. His teammates had no reason to look so lethargic in a 93-86 loss Friday against Portland, but Bynum looked sluggish because of food poisoning that almost caused him to miss the game. He skipped the morning shoot-around, blaming bad salmon he consumed late Wednesday in San Francisco. "It wasn't done but I ate it anyway," he said, obviously regretting his decision.
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December 20, 2010 | By Mike Bresnahan
There are a few words that ruin the day of any Lakers fan when thrown together in a sentence. They are: pain, knee and Andrew Bynum. The oft-injured Lakers center sent a tremor through the fan base when he felt pain in his right knee after going up for a rebound Sunday against Toronto. Even before making his comeback last week against Washington, Bynum was worried about jumping twice in succession under the basket, which is when he felt a twinge Sunday ? leaping for a rebound and put-back after missing a layup.
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December 27, 2009 | By Mike Bresnahan
Can a player be a former All-Star without ever being selected to the All-Star team? Here's a case for Andrew Bynum: He was the top center in the Western Conference the first month of the season as he effortlessly absorbed Pau Gasol's points and rebounds while the Lakers' power forward missed 11 games. Then Gasol returned from a hamstring injury and Bynum disappeared. There's not a lot to criticize on a team tied with Boston for the NBA's best record (23-5), but Bynum continues to take steps back.
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January 23, 2012
Shot blockers The NBA's leading shot blockers this season, through Sunday. Player; team; games played; blocks; blocks per game; 1 DeAndre Jordan, Clippers, 14; 42; 3.0; 1 JaVale McGee, Washington, 16; 48; 3.0; 3 Marc Gasol, Memphis; 15; 39; 2.6; 4 Serge Ibaka , Oklahoma City; 16; 40; 2.5; 5 Dwight Howard, Orlando; 15; 35; 2.3; 6 Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee; 10; 20; 2.0; 6 Samuel Dalembert, Houston;...
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October 11, 2012 | By Mark Medina
As he's watched Steve Nash throw crisp passes, direct the offense efficiently and take over the  ball-handling opportunities, Kobe Bryant admits: "I'm salivating. " Bryant knows Nash's presence will provide him easier scoring opportunities. It lessens his workload. It increases Bryant's chance to collect his sixth championship ring. Even though he's openly considering retiring once his contract expires after the 2013-14 season, Bryant may feel healthy and energetic enough to keep going because of Nash's arrival.
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October 11, 2012 | By Mark Medina
As he's watched Steve Nash throw crisp passes, direct the offense efficiently and take over the  ball-handling opportunities, Kobe Bryant admits: "I'm salivating. " Bryant knows Nash's presence will provide him easier scoring opportunities. It lessens his workload. It increases Bryant's chance to collect his sixth championship ring. Even though he's openly considering retiring once his contract expires after the 2013-14 season, Bryant may feel healthy and energetic enough to keep going because of Nash's arrival.
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October 5, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times
This is unexpected. Superman is fighting Superman. Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard collided verbally Thursday with a predictably messy landing. Howard was not thrilled with O'Neal's assertion that Philadelphia's Andrew Bynum and New Jersey's Brook Lopez were better centers than him. "I don't care what Shaq says," Howard said flatly after Lakers practice. "Shaq played the game and he is done. It's time to move on. He hated the fact when he played that older guys were talking about him and how he played.
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May 19, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Nearly every time Andrew Bynum muscled his way inside, two barricades stopped his imposing presence. One roadblock came in the form of Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, whose physical approach to defense suddenly prevented Bynum from bullying his way to the basket. The other barrier simply reflected Bynum missing routine hooks, post-up shots or "bunnies," as he likes to call them. The Lakers' 99-96 victory Friday over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series featured Bynum shooting only two of 13 from the field, leading him to say, "My touch today was a little off around the rim. " Yet, Lakers Coach Mike Brown gushed afterward that Bynum "was an absolute monster.
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May 15, 2012 | By Mark Medina
As the final minutes wound down to an unceremonious blowout, the Lakers' frustration reached the boiling point. You know, the point when a skirmish ensues, an ejection quickly follows, and then the offending party punches a chair and pulls off his jersey. We've seen this episode play out before. Last postseason, Lakers center Andrew Bynum capped off a four-game sweep at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks by delivering a vicious blow to J.J. Barea while in the air and then yanking his jersey.
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May 1, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Nothing in the NBA playoffs is certain except griping about the officiating and then  backtracking about it. Soon after Lakers center Andrew Bynum dropped a triple-double in the Lakers' 103-88 Game 1 win Sunday over Denver, Nuggets Coach George Karl contended that "he was playing nice illegal defense," that 30 instances went uncalled. The argument sparked amusement from Bynum, Kobe Bryant and Coach Mike Brown, who contended again Tuesday that Karl is "doing what a lot of coaches do. " Before Game 2, however, Karl suddenly didn't consider it a big deal.
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April 20, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard will have a season-ending back surgery Friday in Los Angeles to repair a herniated disk in his lower back that has sidelined him for two weeks. The surgery will likely keep him out for four months, preventing him from participating in the playoffs and playing with the U.S. National team at the London Olympics. "It hurts [emotionally]," Howard told ESPN the Magazine's Chris Broussard. "That's the first thing -- it hurts. And then with people saying and thinking I'm quitting on my team.
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January 16, 2008
Pro basketball: The text accompanying an illustration of Lakers center Andrew Bynum's knee injury in Tuesday's Sports section said that Bynum suffered a partial dislocation of his left kneecap. The text should have said the kneecap was briefly dislocated and popped back into place.
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April 15, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Another day, another game in which the Lakers will have to see if they can manage without Kobe Bryant. He will sit out for the fifth consecutive game Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks because of a sore left shin. Since Friday, Bryant has managed to walk pain-free. But a team spokesman said he has yet to show he can both run and then jump pain-free, two requirements Bryant must pass before the Lakers' training staff will clear him to play. There are plenty of reasons Lakers Coach Mike Brown hardly sounded concerned about Bryant staying on the sideline.
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April 14, 2012
When: 12:30 p.m. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Channel 7; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 38-22; Mavericks 34-26. Record vs. Mavericks: 3-0. Update: A victory over Dallas would give the Lakers a sweep in the regular-season series a year after the Mavericks won all four games against the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals. But Lakers center Andrew Bynum said that accomplishment would not hold any significance should the teams meet again in a few weeks: "Because it's not the playoffs.
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