Kareem Abdul Jabbar Talks Andrew Bynum, Questions His Commitment to Basketball

    December 30, 2013
    Meaghan Ellis
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Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabber is not too pleased with Cleveland Cavaliers’ center Andrew Bynum.

It’s no secret that former LA Lakers’ star Andrew Bynum was suspended indefinitely from the Cavs on Saturday, Dec. 28.

However, the reason why he’s suspended is still up in the air, but there are rumors circulating around Bynum’s alleged behavior, which prompted the team’s judgement.

Several media outlets, included BleacherReport, claim that Bynum is simply ‘tired’ of playing basketball.

A number of NBA enthusiasts and sports analysts also took to Twitter to share the alleged reports of Bynum’s perspective.

This particular claim is the crux of Abdul-Jabbar’s problem with Bynum. The 7’1 phenom is even questioning the 2-time NBA champion’s commitment to the game.


Abdul-Jabbar took to Facebook on Sunday to state his disdain toward Bynum’s recent behavior, and his perspective toward basketball. The 6-time NBA MVP, who actually worked closely with Bynum during his 7-season tenure with the Lakers, even questioned his commitment to the duration of his basketball career.


“I believe Andrew has always had the potential to help a team when he puts his heart into it. He just doesn’t seem to be consistent with his commitment to the game. That can lead to alot of frustration for any team that has signed him,” said Abdul-Jabbar.

“When I worked with Andrew I found him to be bright & hardworking but I think he got bored with the repetitive nature of working on basketball fundamentals day in and day out… but they are the keys to long term success,” he said.

“In my opinion Andrew is the type of person who walks to the beat of “a different drummer”, he explained. “So we won’t know the facts until Andrew decides to tell us what actually is the issue and shares his thoughts. @KAJ33”


Although Bynum’s suspension was deftly lifted by the Cavs on Sunday, he’s not out of the woods just yet. He is still excused from all team activities while Cleveland Cavalier officials work to lock down a trade deal for the January 7 deadline. So, it looks as though Mike Brown was right when he said, “Not trying to be funny, but you know what indefinite means”.

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  • Really?

    Hate to tell people, but not everyone loves what they do for a living. Even multi-millionaire basketball players. I love the game. I think it would be fun to play it for my entire life. My God, it would be a dream to be set for life because of it. To see other cities and meet so many interesting and new people. Then on top of that, everyone will look up to me simply because I play basketball. To me that sounds good. But to other people, that might not be so great.

    I know very few people who would continue working after acquiring several million dollars. Very few. That is why they say to do what you love and the money will come. If you love what you do, it is never work and you will always be employed because you will always do your best.

    Give me 5 million dollars tomorrow. My house is paid off. My cars are. I will put 4 million in the bank. Believe me, once you do those things, it doesn’t take much to live. You could go your whole life and not spend all that money.

    If you can control yourself and not meet a gold digger. You will always have money. Never ever let a woman know you have money. Never. Never. It is a invitation for problems.

    Women are the downfall of men. I promise you this. Half the men in prison are their because of a woman. In some shape or form, it is because of a woman.

    • tyra

      Are men that gullible to allow a manipulative woman who’s weaker by nature physically to put them in a situation where they would go to prison? Do men lack self control & are incapable of detecting a scandelous woman from a cool one?

      Interested in your view! I myself being a mom of 2 sons 24 & 14 & although divorced, they do have a great dad who co parents well with me. What do u suggest to a mom tell her sons that would be effective so they can avoid that type of trap? I grew up in a house with all woman 7 of us total no brothers!

      What about the many, many men they play on females heart strings using them for money & support. Women that are usually insecure, over weight, desperate, lonely, unattractive, or just vulnerable.

      It goes both ways don’t u think?

  • Nick

    No one cares what you think, Kareem, because you backed up a violent a-hole teammate when he sucker-punched an opponent, and then had the nerve to accuse the NBA commissioner’s office of racism because your teammate was black and the victim was white. Go F yourself.

    • mac

      Dude, you’re petty as hell for that.