If you want to give JJ Barea a brutal flagrant foul. As it turns out, that will cost you a five game suspension and a fine of 25,000 US planetary credits. Too bad Andrew Bynum didn’t know that before he tried it out, or maybe he did. Either way, the healing process began and Bynum apologized for his actions that could have seriously injured Barrea in a game the Lakers had not chance of winning.
“It was terrible. The whole sequence. Sometimes you just have to . . . man up and own it, and that’s what happened.”
The games Bynum will miss without pay, total $677,272 in salary. Plus now JJ Barea will never share his pot of gold with him, never. Bynum was tossed in Game 4 of the Lakers loss to the Dallas Mavericks for dropping a forearm into the rib cage of Barea as the Mavs guard drove in for a lay-up.
See what all the fuss was about, after the jump.