Nov 16, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum (33) watches the game from the bench during the third quarter against the Utah Jazz at the Wachovia Center. The Sixers defeated the Jazz 99-93. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Sources: Andrew Bynum Hurt His Knee While Bowling


Have you ever bowled before? I have. Many times. Many leagues and a couple of parties for me too. I love bowling. Apparently, Andrew Bynum loves to bowl too. I guess. But anyway, you read the title right. It would seem Bynum suffered his recent setback in rehab because he was bowling.

Doesn’t that strike you as odd?

Be warned, it’s not the only bowling pun I’ve got. But seriously, when I first heard about it, I was like “What?”. I didn’t quite understand. It’s not like some Monta Ellis thing. He was bowling. I’ve hurt my wrist bowling. But never below the waist. Does this happen often? Hurting your knee while bowling? I guess so.

But remember: His knee that has been troubling him was his right knee. The bowling messed with his left knee. So both of his knees are all messed up. Two ESPN guys are reporting this. So you know, either they have the same source or perhaps Bynum truly was bowling his knee away. I don’t know what I just said in that last sentence.

Anybody got a spare knee?

No really, I just don’t know how to react. I felt some frustration, but I also laughed. I’m currently writing this at near 2 in the morning and I’m tired. My emotions are all over the place. I thought my mind was in the gutter when I saw the initial report.I can only hope that the setback isn’t too bad.

I see Bynum playing this season. The key here is how he plays. Right now, you rick signing somebody to a max contract that can’t even play basketball. It’s a gamble but what do the Sixers have to lose? I still believe that the treatment he got from Germany is going to help him stay on the court longer and the Sixers will be contending is 3 years. And I refuse to rush him back just for a risk of making his knee worse just for another second round exit.

But the season so far has most of us thinking the same thing: “When is Bynum able to play?”.

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