May 6, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum (17) gets ready to shoot the ball against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of game four in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Pepsi Center. The Lakers won 92-88. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Andrew Bynum won’t shut up, says close-out games are “easy”

In another “can you shut the hell up right now, Andrew Bynum?” development, the L.A. Lakers’ star center has decided that putting his foot in his mouth actually tastes pretty good.

This time, he references the Lakers’ Game 5 matchup against the Nuggets, where his squad will get the chance to eliminate the Nugs and move on to play the Oklahoma City Thunder. From ESPN LA:

[...] Andrew Bynum believes that Tuesday won’t be as difficult as Games 3 and 4 in Denver were.

“Close-out games are actually kind of easy,” Bynum said. “Teams tend to fold if you come out and play hard in the beginning, so we want to come out and establish an early lead and protect it.”

(H/T: Lakers Nation)

Excuse me for a moment. I’m a little upset.

WHAT THE **** ARE YOU DOING, ANDREW BYNUM?!??? You’d think he’d say something humble, for once, and just play the friggin’ game! Why does he insist on saying horribly dumb things?!

We’re not sure what exactly Andrew Bynum was asked so that he can come up with such a silly thing to say. I can’t imagine a reporter asking a vanilla question like, “How’re you feeling about this game, Drew?”

No, someone had to set this up. I bet the question went something like, “Andrew, it seems as if you struggle out of the gate sometimes, but the Denver Nuggets really, really, really suck. You think you’re going to have a problem dismantling them and sending them back to where they came from, while making them tuck their tails between their legs in the process while Danilo Galinari sings along with tragic Italian operas on the plane ride home?”

That’s honestly the only explanation for Drew to say something so cocky, we’re sure.

Oh, and the fact that he’s Andrew Bynum. That might be another explanation.

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  • raiderkarma

    We’re all waiting for that moment when Bynum gets it. He seems like the type that won’t understand until his playing days are over. Love his game but Drew just has no idea how fortunate he is. For his sake I hope he realizes how much “easier” these types of game are when you’re playing with one of the greatest  ever and the most skilled big man in the game.

  • carlosatUCLA

     @raiderkarma It’s funny to me, because we all know he does work hard (he doesn’t have Allen Iverson/T-Mac syndrome) and he’s really talented and dedicated. He just says and does really dumb things because he knows how good he is. He has no filter and feels like what he says has no impact on his team. 
    You could use the same exact description for Kobe in his kiddie years.