Andrew Bynum, the 7′ NBA center for the Los Angeles Lakers, was ejected just seconds into the 4th quarter after taunting Houston Rockets’ players sitting on the bench. If Bynum continues to trash talk his way into being ejected from every game against the Rockets, as he did the last two times the teams met, the Rockets won’t have to do much more than simply stick close to him before he manages to get himself ejected from the game. A winning winning strategy for beating the Los Angeles Lakers.
Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale was quoted discussing his strategy for covering Bynum as he said:
“It changed a lot. Bynum was a guy we had to double-team and focus a lot on the defensive end to try to get the ball out of his hands.”
With 1:18 left in the third quarter of the game, Samuel Dalembert fouled the youngest player to ever play in the NBA, Andrew Bynum, which caused Bynum to become outraged to the extent that his fellow teammates were forced to restrain him. His outburst earned him his first technical foul of the night.
Metta World Peace, fellow teammate and former Rockets forward who was previously known as Ron Artest, was quoted having said:
“You talk trash, that’s the essence of basketball right there. You score, you talk trash. That’s fun. You got a bunch of street ball players in the NBA.”
After seven years in the NBA, Bynum appears to still have some misconceptions as to proper NBA etiquette as the latest rejections come after a long list of violations including a $25,000 fine for ripping off his jersey.
Lakers lost to the Rockets 107 to 112.
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