It may seem like old news for some, but the truth is many fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers would like to know why center Andrew Bynum was suspended in December and then traded to the Chicago Bulls. Prepare to get your wish Cavaliers fans as the reason behind the fiasco doesn’t disappoint.
Bynum had some sort of mental breakdown and pathetic outburst during a scrimmage in practice late last year. It was the same practice that led to his suspension and ultimate demise with the franchise. Apparently, Bynum decided it would be best to shoot the ball every time his monstrous hands were wrapped around it. We’re talking deep threes, mid-jumpers and pretty much anything your imagination can come up with. Basically, someone passed him the ball and he shot it without thinking twice about it.
The problem with Bynum’s fit is that the coaches were onto it. They knew exactly what he was doing and why he was doing it, which is why they ultimately had enough of his selfish ways and kicked him out. In the long run, it really doesn’t matter that Bynum got the axe because he wasn’t exactly providing much support for the team anyways. Sure, 8.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game in 20 minutes per contest is nice to have, but at what cost?
Bynum is a prime example of a player who has all of the talent in the world but just doesn’t utilize it correctly. He should be tearing it up on a consistent basis, as he did with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2011-2012. Unfortunately, he decided that it would simply be easier to receive unworthy paychecks and make everyone else’s life that much more difficult.