Andrew Bynum says left knee missing cartilage and hair is inspired by “A Pimp named Slickback”

Andrew Bynum has great soundbites. While it’s unlikely that we will see Bynum on a basketball court anytime soon- or if at all this season, more on that later – he did provide some insight on his hair. The inspiration for it, The Boondocks character, “A pimp named Slickback”

How much higher can the afro grow?

“Oh man, I want it to go forever, man. There’s going to come and point in time where it’s not going to be growing, so I might as well enjoy it while I have it.”

Why flatten it like Dora the Explorer that one time?

“It wasn’t Dora, man. It was ‘Pimp Named Slickback’ 

“I flattened it because it gets boring picking it out all the time.”



Back to Bynum’s knees for a second. The Center has revealed that he is missing cartilage in his left knee and that he’s suffering from arthritis. In the final year of his contract and obviously looking for a max extension, one wonders what move the Sixers will ultimately make knowing that cartilage never returns and Bynum’s workout ethic is questionable.

“Health is going to be an issue. There’s nothing I can really do about it. It’s arthritis in the knees. Cartilage is missing. That’s not going to regrow itself. Maybe in the future, the next three to five years, there may be something out there that really does help. For right now, it’s a waiting game.”

“As far as a threshold on the pain, it’s about I think protecting and being cautious about my knees. I feel this pain walking around, so I think it’d be kind of silly to kind of start running or do anything basketball (related), because it’s only going to get worse. Until it heals up, until this Germany procedure’s half-life is over, being cautious and taking time and giving it its time to heal (is best). If this was the Finals, and it could be potentially, me helping this team win, I’m going to play because I think that’s a serious time and you want to be a part of that. I don’t think, especially right now, that it’d be a good time to risk anything. Why risk it when you have time to come back and be 100 percent?”

Now back to Slickback for a second – yes, I’m all over the place but rock with me – considering that the voice of Slickback is Katt Williams and bears a striking resemblance to Katt and his famous character from Next Friday, “Money Mike” is it fair to say Bynum is a super sized “Money Mike”?

Ok, I’m done.