Andrew Bynum: 5 Greatest Sixers Moments


Andrew Bynum was recently spotted working out at the LA Lakers facility, sparking rumors of a potential NBA comeback. Spoiler alert, Sixers fans, it was on a real basketball court and not a bowling alley. Either way, cross Philly off as a possible landing spot, not after the way Bynum pre-processed his way out of town.

The Sixers will most certainly not be one of the teams inquiring about his services. Bynum spent one season in Philly and didn’t log a single minute. Here are the highlights of that insanely forgettable year:

1. The Press Conference: You could make the argument that this ranks right up there with LeBron’s “Decision.” Some 1,500 Sixers fans packed the Constitution Center in a free and open-to-the-public press conference to welcome Bynum. The turnout was overwhelmingly supportive, with Bynum promising to personally match the fans’ intensity through his play on the court. Then, he underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees before ever playing in a game or practice. He never logged a minute.

2. Alley-Oops: After a sourced ESPN report cites a setback in Bynum’s rehab on his healing knees due to an unexpected bowling injury, the internet literally blows up. This epic GIF goes viral and forever memorializes the center’s entire Sixers career. Bynum, fully embracing his role as the NBA’s clown prince, immediately admits to the bizarre gaffe, telling reporters: “If I did that bowling, what would happen when I dunked?”

 Dancing the Night Away: Bynum has already been shut down for the 2012 season when a restaurant in Madrid posts a video of the injured All-Star enjoying himself while flamenco dancing. Six weeks removed from knee surgery, Bynum looks pretty nimble in that Ferrari jacket! We are still waiting on a comment from Carson Wentz’s doctors on how soon you should be dancing after major surgery.

4. Tanking the Right Way: Speaking of Ferraris, there is a curious story of Bynum driving away from the gas pump with the hose attached to the tank, all the while dragging the rubber hose “pythonlike” through the streets. How do we know this? Well, Bynum parked his Ferrari next to the Sixers GM at the time at the team’s practice facility.

5. Big Hair Don’t Care: From mop tops to what can best be described as a sort of unsettled bird’s nest look, Bynum seemed to have a hair-do for every occasion. Perhaps Bynum should have studied the photos of past Sixers legends to realize that a stylish cut is very much a part of “Trusting the Process.” Dr. J’s iconic afro and Allen Iverson’s tidy cornrows hold everyone to higher standards.

Andrew Bynum

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About Mike Greger

Michael Greger grew up the son of an Eagles season-ticket holder before serving as Sports Editor at Metro Philadelphia where he covered the Eagles, Sixers, Phillies and Flyers. He co-edits the popular Philadelphia sports blog,, and regularly freelances for several local publications, including Billy Penn, Philadelphia Weekly and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He is well respected in local and online sports circles due to his extensive work navigating the pulse of the Philly sports fan. His favorite Sixer of all-time is Scott Brooks – as a player, not a coach – and he isn’t ashamed to admit that he cried during Allen Iverson’s retirement ceremony. Trust the Process.

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