Andrew Bynum has been a non-entity on the court for the Sixers. On the other hand, Bynum’s off-the-court antics have been nothing short of legendary.
Last week, it was revealed that he re-injured a balky knee in a leisurely bowling match in Philadelphia. Before that, his new hairstyle was being debated on sports blogs, via BlackSportsOnline, throughout the land, as well as on the worst show on TV, ESPN’s First Take. (That’s fact, not opinion. We’d rather watch two rabid hyenas scream at each other).
Anyway, Bynum is suing his former neighbors in California for essentially being bad neighbors. The Sixers center claims in the lawsuit that he has been constantly harassed because the couple objects to “his profession, his race, his friends, his cars and his taste in music.” Or, if you want to interpret it another way, he’s suing them because they are racist.
Well, two can play at that game – as long as its not basketball.
The neighbors, The Becketts, are cross-suing on the grounds that Bynum is a terrible neighbor himself. According to TMZ, Bynum has pulled guns on them, wafted weed smoke in their faces, let his dogs run loose, raced luxury cars at dangerous speeds and blasted video games at “window-shaking volumes.”
Whomever is in the right here, there are really no winners. Either the Becketts are gun-toting Mitt Romney supporters or Andrew Bynum has embraced every stereotype ever associated with NBA players. So, flip a coin.