Andrew Bynum not upset about Mike Brown benching. Will take that shot again [video]

Lakers coach Mike Brown benched Kobe Bryant during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Tuesday night it was Andrew Bynum’s turn. Bynum shot a three early in the 3rd quarter and missed it. Brown kept him on the bench for the bulk of the second half. The Lakers beat the warriors 104-101 (including 2 huge baskets by Kobe at the end of the fourth)

After the game, Bynum didn’t seem to trip off the benching.

“I don’t know what was bench-worthy about the shot, to be honest with you,” said Bynum, who is now one for four on three-pointers this season. “I made one [Sunday], and I wanted to make another one. That’s it. I guess he [Brown] took offense to it, so he put me on the bench.”

“I’m good,” Bynum said. “I guess it’s ‘Don’t take threes’’ is the message, but I’m going to take another one and I’m going to take some more, so I just hope it’s not the same result. Hopefully, I make it.”

Kobe didn’t have a problem with the shot or Bynum’s approach. In fact, Kobe said Andrew reminded him of himself when he was younger.

“It’s somewhat amusing to me because he’s in some ways, the edginess and the chippiness of him makes it very easy for me to relate to him because I had some of that when I was young,” Bryant said. “It’s easy for me to see where it’s coming from.


video via CBS sports