“Close-out games are actually kind of easy. Teams tend to fold if you come out and play hard in the beginning, so we want to come out and establish an early lead and protect it.”
- Andrew Bynum
Well, to be fair, Bynum was right – the Oklahoma City Thunder had very little trouble closing out the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. In his team’s final hoorah, their last chance at salvaging this godforsaken season, Bynum scored all of 10 points and grabbed a whole four rebounds. A classic Bynum JV performance – coming up smallest when it matters most.
Hey, at least he didn’t try to decapitate any of the opposing players this year. Progress.
And in the most Andrew Bynum-esque thing Andrew Bynum could have possibly done after the game, the Lakers’ “center of the future” also dropped this bomb when asked about whether he envisioned staying with L.A. or not:
"It really doesn't matter to me. I'll play anywhere. I think for the most part I had a pretty decent season and then an OK postseason. Obviously this last game was the worst game I've probably played. It sucks, obviously, we're going fishing. My focus is next year and coming back stronger, adding things to my game."
Fantastic. Enjoy Orlando, Drew.