True, the 25 year old center has been injury prone, has shown tons of immaturity, and has turned up his nose at authority figures over his 8 year NBA career but the 7 foot man-child is a certified All Star, and gives Philly a fighting chance to break out of mediocrity and one day challenge the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference.
Besides his ongoing rehab, the talk around Philly, is the rather large afro Bynum has been sporting during media day and during interviews this preseason.
Bynum this weekend showed up at teammate Evan Turner’s 25th birthday bash/Halloween party dressed as a pimp, butterfly collar and gold chain to boot. Maybe he’s trying to channel the inner strength of former Sixer great “Dr J” Julius Erving?
Bynum and Wright at Turner’s Halloween Bash:
Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen has also provided content to Bleacherreport.com, Upperdeckblog.com, Cleveland.com, CSN Philly.com, Buckets Magazine, in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for TheHoopDoctors.com.