‘Another’ Knee Injection For Bynum?

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — We’re doing everything within our power not to go overboard after hearing the news that Andrew Bynum, the Philadelphia 76ers’ new big man, will get “another knee injection” before his regular season begins.

Bynum, after all, has been through this before, according to his agent, David Lee, who told our main man John N. Mitchell of the Philadelphia Inquirer that this is routine stuff for his client:

“Just look at it as lubrication for his knees,” Lee said of the Synvisc-One injection that Bynum will receive. The drug is used to treat knee osteoarthritis.

“He’s had them in previous years,” Lee said. “Look at it as WD-40, for lack of a better way of explaining it. He gets them at the start of the season, and he gets them at the all-star break. It’s noninvasive and has nothing to do with the treatment he received in Germany.”

In September, Bynum had injections of platelet-rich plasma in an effort to stimulate healing in arthritis-affected areas in his knees.

Everyone knows that the knees, and all of the issues associated with them, come with the package when you’re talking about Bynum. But that doesn’t make it any easier for folks in Philadelphia to deal with, especially after they broke up a playoff nucleus to gamble on Bynum being a potential franchise anchor and the new, most dominant low-post force in the Eastern Conference (what with Dwight Howard taking Bynum’s old locker room spot with the Los Angeles Lakers).

No one disputes Bynum’s talent and the fact that when he’s at his best, Howard is the only player on the planet with a chance of matching him from one of the end of the floor to the other.

Still, in Bynum we are talking about a player who has been on the floor for the full slate of 82 regular season games just once in his career. And that would explain the collective concern here at the hideout in regards to what sort of season Bynum is going to have in the red, white and blue.


  1. michaelmartinez608 says:

    HA HA !! He’s your problem now Philadelphia !!! So glad this cancer has been cut from LA – Bynum = biggest disappointment for franchises – he’s a loser !!!

    • dr.rasheed syed says:

      No one is loser!
      These people get millions of dollars. How much normal people make?
      Bynum never had chance to dominate under Kobe and also due to his youth. If he stays healthy he can dominate games. He had like 30 + rebounds against spurs, blocks…

      Don’t forget this “loser” is 2nd in the league when it comes to centers…

  2. jay says:

    good luck drew! L.A. wont miss you as long as Howard is around but either wayit was a pleasure seeing you rock that purple and goold for the time being.

  3. jay says:

    I got a good feeling that Lakers will break the single season wiinig record if kobe and dwight stay healthy trughout the season

  4. Batez says:

    You Laker haterrs always trying to find a reason to discredit greatness….DH is the best big man in basketball hands down!! The Lakers dont need him to be Shaq, Kareem, or Wilt…to put it simply because he wont be facing David Robinson, Patrick Ewing or Hakeem or Olajuwon..We just need him to be what he is…The best Big Man in the league…and thats it!

  5. Dice78 says:

    1 @nbaspecter He is not injured. 2 Have you guys ever watched Dwight Howard play. Like watched a Dwight game? The dominance of Shaq’s days in LA are not on the way. He is a Pick & Roll PF type not a Wilt, Kareem, or Shaq. So dumping it down to him in the fourth qtr will make Laker fans irrate if they don’t calm expectations. CAN NOT GO TO HIM IN THE 4TH

    • Shaq says:

      when shaq was dominating…the 3 sec rule was virtually non-existence. Therefore he can camp in there and pounce on every chance he got. DH isn’t that player and with so many people doubling him when he was at Magics…he doesn’t have a chance.

    • shezowicked says:

      i agree… laker is still kobe’s team at the moment…. he will get the ball at crunch time

  6. Erock says:

    Didn’t realize this was news. Didn’t he say he does this twice a year (routine)? I believe the first time he did it was during the All-Star break. Why are you guys acting like it’s a big deal all of a sudden? How quickly you fools forget.

  7. kiefynugs says:

    Love bynum’s game and hope his knees stay good for years. Loving the lakers fans talking like they have a shot at a title this year. DREAM ON

  8. noyb says:

    yaaaaaawwwwwnnnnn… Has the season started yet?!

  9. Paul says:

    He will be fine. He is a Laker deep down inside. He is a baller!

  10. Vip81 says:

    Lol Lakers donks maybe you should make it the sec round of the playoffs first hahaha

  11. nbaspecter says:

    Hopefully this injury sobers him up, as he will have a great chance to shine now that he is the clear first option.

  12. Kudabeen says:

    Hopefully rocking the Fredrick Douglas fro means he’s matured a bit and hopefully his knees haven’t matured too much…

  13. ryan says:

    everyone needs to relax with bynum…hell be ready to play and were gonna dominate…jrue is gonna have a stud year bynum of course spencer as a pf will become much better next to bynum nick young and the rest of the guys comming off the bench are gonna shootl ights out…we can play any style …now defense has to step it up with iggy gone..and by the way good riddence iggy! GO SIXERS!

  14. funny says:

    reminds me of the jackson 5

  15. Mike says:

    Every Article eventually turns into the fans dissing the heat so i’ll start………………… Lakers sweep Heat in finals with ease…

    • Mytownla says:

      That would be a nice way to end the 2012-13 season, but thats if the Heat, who were down 3-2 in last yars ECF, can beat an improved Celtics squad… Oh boy… Heat cheerleaders are going to be all over these comments lol most of em are fak fans anyway… 89% of the heat cheerleaders have only been fans for thelast two years anyways lmao

    • Realist says:

      lol… Pretty delusional, huh?

  16. mike says:

    Whoa, broke up a playoff nucleus that had no chance of doing better than they did last year. They did as much as they possibly good with the talen they had. Also, Iggy was not going to be resigned, so they get to test Bynum for a year before they are exactly where they would have been anyway.

  17. Mytownla says:

    We LA fans wish you the best of luck Drew and pray that your immaturity, and stubborness will not get in the way of you developing as an elite force within this league. Hopefully you can recover from your injury as soon as possible. With your presence down low in Philly, i beleive that a Philly squad with you, Holiday and the rest of the guys can give Miami a run for their money, since they have no low post presence besides soft as a cupcake Chris Bosh. So…. Good luck again Drew, its hard to miss you out here in the city when we got a 3-time dpoy, but to a certain extent, your services will be missed

    • TTKIN says:

      I agree with everything here. Excited to see Dwight in purple and gold, but was sad to see Bynum leave. I wish him the best of luck also, itd be pretty cool to see the sixers and lakers battle it out a couple times in the finals with the respective big men.

    • lebronheatREPEAT! says:

      hahaaaa are u sayin the SIXERS can beat the heat now??? wow your just one of those laker fans who hate on the heat even though they are defendin champs. Sixers size will have nothing on the heat. Look at the heat last yr in the playoffs they got through knicks who are bigger, pacers with hibbert, and the thunder in the playoffs. Also the heat could even handle the lakers and beat them with bynum on lakers. For you sayin bosh is soft well look at his numbers in the playoffs he did good against ibaka… GO HEAT

      • MJ says:

        Who said anything about the Heat? the true big men right now in the league is dwight howard and bynum. i didnt hear any heat fans talking during the 3 finals appearances and back to back championships the lakers had in 2008, 2009, 2010. maybe you didnt realize lebron left the cavs because hes tired of being double teamed and losing. great players dont leave the team they started with.

      • Red Pill Sports says:

        Heat get a Lock-out (*) Chamionship & think they can tell Lakers fans something?…smh
        You’ll be an old man before you earn even “Spurs” respect from Laker Nation!
        3 Titles gets Props…AND THAT’S WHERE IT STOPS!

    • GoMavz says:

      Heat have big man newbies that has potenrial inside.

    • what u talkin bout says:

      stop bad talking chris bosh, sure he is’;t your traditional center, but miami heat isn’t your typical team, regardless of those facts they took the championship, so give respect when it’s deserved hater.

  18. Bob Slydell says:

    That afro!