Andrew Bynum is the second best center in the league, but — like it or not — he’s a man-child, much like the best center in the league. However, does this mean he’s motivated by money? Apparently, one NBA player claims he is via Fox Sports West.
Bryant wasn’t the only Laker with conflicting feelings about their former teammate. Ask a player off the record if he felt that Drew would ever outgrow his me-first attitude, many times they’d say probably not. One player even told me that he thought Bynum was playing the game for money. “I don’t think he really likes playing or has a lot of passion for it. He’s doing it because he’s good at it and can make a lot of money.”
Let’s be clear, there are multiple talented players that enter the league because the money is stellar, for many enter the draft after high school because their families are in need of money. It isn’t “just” Andrew Bynum and secondly, it’s pretty weak for a player to make a bold claim under anonymity, might as well attach his name to such a bold statement. Anything else looks like an attempt to get one up over Bynum, but how is another man to measure one’s passion?
Is someone a little jelly?