Bynum Apologizes For Cheap Shot On Barea

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EL SEGUNDO, CA (Sports Network) – Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum offered an apology for the flagrant foul he committed against Dallas’ J.J. Barea in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday.

Appearing before the media on Tuesday after the team’s season-ending exit interviews, Bynum commented on the incident.

“I want to apologize for my actions in Dallas,” Bynum said. “They don’t represent me, my upbringing or this franchise.”

In the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 122-86 drubbing that eliminated the Lakers from the playoffs, Bynum delivered an elbow to the ribs just beneath the right armpit of Barea, who was driving the lane for a layup. Barea hit the floor hard and Bynum was quickly ejected.

Bynum removed his jersey as he walked off the court and past the Dallas bench, where players were being held back.

Bynum was suspended for two games in March for a similarly hard foul on Minnesota’s Michael Beasley.

Source: The Sports Network

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One Comment

  1. Me says:

    No-class punk!

    1. TexasSteel says:

      Bynum may not want us to think his actions don’t represent “him, his upbringing or the Laker’s franchise”, but he did it so his actions do represent all of the above.

  2. willy says:

    good hard foul no foul was as bad terry foul against blake 5 games is a joke to the game

  3. Jeremy Lingo says:

    Bynum should have been suspended for a minimum of 10 games for this foul. Bynum has committed virtually the same flagrant foul on at least 3 separate occasions. has a great article and has a link to each foul. They all look exactly the same. Elbow to the chest or ribs. Just a cheap play.


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