Andrew Bynum just can’t catch a break these days.
Coming off his most successful season ever as a pro, a lot of people thought that this would be Bynum’s year. He was widely recognized as the second best center in the NBA. Him being moved from the Los Angeles Lakers to Philadelphia 76ers finally permitted him to be the No. 1 option he always wanted to be. And, most importantly, in a contract year, it seemed as though his value was at its highest point ever.
But then it all came tumbling down. Bynum has yet to play in a single game this season. He aggravated his existing injuries while bowling. There are whispers of him being forced to miss this entire season. He has stupid hair. And now he’s involved in a lawsuit that depicts him as gun brandishing, weed smoking, inconsiderate lunatic.
As reported by TMZ:
In their legal docs, the Becketts UNLOAD on the NBA star -- claiming he's guilty of the following misdeeds:
-- brandishing FIREARMS in an attempt to intimidate the Becketts
-- "apparently" using drugs and allowing weed smoke to drift next door
-- blasting loud, profane rap music (including the song "Currency" by Trina)
-- blasting his video games at "window-shaking volumes"
-- letting his dogs run loose through the neighborhood
-- constantly racing his luxury cars at dangerous speeds
Bynum has denied the allegations ... and according to docs filed by Andrew, the Becketts have sold their house since the lawsuit was filed ... so they're no longer neighbors.
Is any of that true? Who knows. Even if it is, aside from the first item on that list, none of those complaints are a huge deal. But they do speak to a bigger problem – Bynum’s ability to be in the news for everything other than playing basketball.
Bynum is going to be a free agent next summer. Injury problems and character concerns are a tough sell when you’re trying to get yourself a max deal.