To say that Andrew Bynum is getting his tenure with the Indiana Pacers off on the wrong foot would, technically, be false. I would say that he hasn’t gotten on to any of his feet, because, well, he hasn’t.
The last time Bynum was on an NBA court, playing meaningful basketball, was on Dec. 26 for the Cleveland Cavaliers. And we’re throwing the phrase “meaningful” around lightly.
But since then, we can assume that he’s been working out and getting himself ready for the stretch run of the season and possibly for a key role on a contending team, right? That’s what he should’ve been doing ever since he knew he was going to get cut, or traded…right? I mean, that the only sensible thing to do.
Bynum joined the Pacers for shootaround. When I asked him if he’s kept a workout regimen since last playing 6wks ago, he said, "Not really."
— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) February 7, 2014
So what did Bynum do to “stay in elite NBA shape”? Well, he “ate correctly”…
Bynum says that he has NOT had a workout regimen since leaving the Cavs in late December, stayed in shape by "just eating correctly."
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) February 7, 2014
So in summary, all you have to do to be in elite NBA shape, kids, is to “just eat correctly”.
Okay, not exactly, but this is pretty funny. The fact that Bynum doesn’t feel he has to, or doesn’t want to, work out when he knows he’s going to get picked up, if at all, by a contending team should be alarming. I mean, what was going through his mind??
Yahoo reported earlier this season that Bynum simply “doesn’t want to play anymore”, and with the latest news, that’s becoming harder and harder to argue.
But hey! At least he’s eating a salad every now and again.