Well, Laker Fans, it could be time to finally push that panic button. Andrew Bynum left tonight’s contest against the Spurs having endured a hyperextension of that ever-troubled right knee of his.
In typical Bynum fashion it occurred in the most bizarre way. Drew was running down court when he stepped on the foot of DeJuan Blair. Bynum’s knee locked as his momentum took him forward. During the play a technical was called, Kobe took the free throw and over the course of the entire sequence Drew sat on the floor with his hands over his knees.
He was able to leave the court without any assistance but was taken immediately to the locker room. Soon it was announced that Drew would miss the rest of tonight’s game and will not make the trip to Sacramento either.
An MRI is scheduled for tomorrow so we’ll know more then.
Right about now this feels like déjà vu all over again.
I don’t need to get into the importance of Bynum as it relates to the quest to three-peat. Even if he is healthy enough to play in the postseason the question is at what capacity.
It’s not quite time to hit that button but you’d better believe Phil Jackson has one finger lingering just above as Kobe Bryant inserts the key to unlock the box.