In the aftermath of another disappointing Lakers playoff fail, L.A. center ANDREW BYNUM was asked if he intended to sign a long-term deal with the Lakers which L.A. holds a $16.1 million team option for next season. Get ready for another head scratching Bynum response:
“I’m not sure. It really doesn’t matter to me. I’ll play anywhere,” was Bynum’s response. Sounds like dude doesn’t care one way or the other if he returns to Tinseltown. Or maybe he’s just naturally on the defensive given all the trade rumors constantly surrounding the Lakers and management’s cold way of handling trades (see: Lamar Odom and Derek Fisher).
Meanwhile, Kobe Bryant gave kudos to the Thunder for their play against the Lakers but vowed that he and his organization aren’t about to fade to black anytime soon…
One of the reasons why Laker playoff failure is such a jolly coronation among Laker haters is the resiliency of this franchise to remain competitive and in the hunt for a title year after year.
Although it’s obvious this team needs an overhaul, Bynum’s status with the team will likely not be among those changes unless Dwight Howard’s name resurfaces in trade talks, which doesn’t appear likely. Regardless, the Lakers don’t plan on falling into obscurity. They’ll do what they have always done: retool for another title run.
And besides, Kobe don’t play that.