Originally Posted by BØBØ
Hold on to your socks. This has nothing to do with the coaching staff and everything to do with Bynum's elevated view of himself in the Laker's hierarchy. His people think the Kobe days are over and want Bynum highlighted as the face of the franchise and go to guy. Bynum will be demanding a trade if the front office doesn't start treating him the way he feels he should be treated.
This goes to Jimmy Buss interview where he heaped all the praise on Kobe and his being a Laker for life and how the front office will make sure of that. When asked about roster changes he said even Bynum isn't untouchable and that has Bynum and his people up in arms.
I completely agree with you that this has nothing to do with the coaching staff. When Mike Brown benched Bynum for shooting a 3 pointer Bynum's response was that he would continue to shoot 3's. How does a coach deal with that? I can see this situation getting way out of control if not handled soon. Bynum is coming off to me as a classic malcontent.