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Andrew Bynum Passes On Olympics

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In recent days there has been some speculation surrounding Andrew Bynum’s chances of representing the United States in London for the 2012 Olympic Games. Well, Bynum put that story to bed before it even had dinner. Mike Bresnahan quotes Bynum in his desire to get work on done his knee during the summer instead of participating in the Games.

“I’ve got to take care of my legs in the off-season. I’ve got some things planned for my knees…. I’ve got to do some therapy that I’m going overseas to do.”

Taking a page from the Kobe Bryant book on knee procedures, Bynum is headed to Germany once the season ends to undergo the same treatment as Mamba. That’s good news considering how poorly Bynum handled his offseason when the last World Cup was being played.

As you might recall, Bynum put off surgery on his knee in order to take in some football in South Africa back in 2010. This time around he’s being much more proactive.

The bad news is that he could be getting the procedure done sooner than later after the way the Lakers have played against the top two teams in the West. In fact Bynum could be on his way to Germany even sooner should the Lakers draw Memphis in the first round.

But let’s try and keep it positive. Just because the Lakers were destroyed twice in a few days by the Spurs doesn’t mean the same thing will happen again should they meet in the playoffs…right?

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