Andrew Bynum with his poor attitude has reportedly been a thorn in the Lakers’ side recently, as evidenced by his infamous three-point attempt and subsequent benching, which Bynum publicly derided, last week. Since then, Bynum’s relationship with coach Mike Brown has been under the microscope. So how have things been between the two? Not good, if you want to read between the lines of Bynum’s remarks to the media after Saturday’s embarrassing near-loss to the Hornets.
Kobe Bryant missed his first 15 shots, and so a reporter asked Bynum what Kobe was like in the huddle during timeouts?
“I don’t know,” Bynum said with his characteristic cavalier attitude. “I don’t take part in the huddles.”
Another reporter reacted with disbelief, asking why not.
“I’m resting,” Bynum said. “Getting my Zen on.”
So, just to be clear: Not only does Bynum say he doesn’t get involved in Brown’s huddles, but he also makes a comment about Zen Buddhism. Shoutout to Phil Jackson? Who knows. But with this report and others, it’s abundantly clear that Brown, amid rumors that he’s lost the faith of the locker room, doesn’t have the respect of his all-star center.