Andrew Bynum has been having some issues this season and now it seems as though he and head coach Mike Brown are at odds after his latest odd-ball moment.
With ten minutes remaining in the third quarter last night the Lakers held a 56-50 lead over Golden State when Andrew Bynum decided to attempt a three point shot with 15 seconds remaining on the shot clock.
Yes, he was open but that isn't exactly Bynum's game, despite the last-second three he hit at the end of the Lakers game on Sunday. He is now 1-8 from behind the arc for his seven year career.
Brown pulled Bynum at the next whistle and he did not return to the floor. In fact, he refused to get off the bench for the rest of the night, not even joining his team for huddles during timeouts.
Brown said after the game that he benched Bynum to avoid throwing the team's rhythm off, but Bynum wasn't quite so diplomatic.
I don't know what was bench-worthy about that shot, he said after the game. I guess 'don't take threes' is the message, but I'm going to take another one and I going to take some more, so I just hope it's not the same result. Hopefully, I make it.
When asked about not joining the team in the huddle, Bynum replied, He [Brown] took me out of the game, so I sat where he put me.
Maybe after hitting the big shot on Sunday, Bynum fancies himself an outside shooter or maybe there are bigger problems brewing in Los Angeles. This isn't the first time he has shown his frustrations this season.
On March 7, after the Lakers blew a 21-point lead to the Wizards a night after falling to the Pistons. Bynum was asked what the problem was with the team during the game.
I was out there kind of loafing around, having a good time. It caught up, Bynum said.
To be fair to Bynum he is having a career year and will easily set personal bests in minutes, points, and rebounds per game as well as field goal percentage. But between his comments and the frostiness between Brown and Kobe Bryant, it seems that all is not well in Los Angeles.