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Andrew Bynum congratulates J.J. Barea for Game 1

Posted on: May 18, 2011 1:13 am
 
Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum congratulated Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea on his performance in Game 1 of the Western Conferencebarea-fist finals. Posted by Ben Golliver.

The most memorable moment of the 2011 NBA playoffs so far has been either Miami Heat forward LeBron James kneeling to stop and celebrate a second round series victory or Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum absolutely decking J.J. Barea in the dirtiest play in recent memory.  

Bynum finally apologized and then was fined and suspended. We all thought that was the end of it. Not so.

On Tuesday night, the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-112 in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals thanks in part to 21 points off the bench from Barea.

Following the game, Bynum took to Twitter to shout out some congratulations to his hit victim: "JJ Barea has a great story, worked his butt off and now killing on the big stage! Congrats you deserve it!"

Barea was once again masterful off the dribble, breaking down Oklahoma City's defense and living in the paint. 

It's funny how perspective can so radically alter someone's opinion. When Barea is bearing down on you, twisting and turning towards the hoop, he's one of the most annoying and frustrating things in the entire world. But when he's doing it to someone else? Hey, it's a "great story" that we can all sit back and enjoy.

Here's video of Bynum's hit again in case you missed it. 



Comments

Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: May 18, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Andrew Bynum congratulates J.J. Barea for Game 1

Cheap shot, Golliver. As bad as Bynum's. Great work.



Since: Mar 17, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Andrew Bynum congratulates J.J. Barea for Game 1

Good for Bynum. I don't even care if he's doing this because he's hoping to rehab his reputation--what matters is that he's doing it. I can't know Bynum's heart, so questioning his sincerity is a fool's game as far as I'm concerned. Bynum's taken a public step here that he didn't really have to, and that's a good thing, as far as I'm concerned.


Hate Boston&LA
Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: May 18, 2011 11:11 am
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Since: May 18, 2011
Posted on: May 18, 2011 11:09 am
 

Andrew Bynum congratulates J.J. Barea for Game 1

Cry



Since: May 18, 2011
Posted on: May 18, 2011 11:03 am
 

Andrew Bynum congratulates J.J. Barea for Game 1

You sir, are full of it! Make no mistake about it!


sman2011
Since: Dec 19, 2010
Posted on: May 18, 2011 10:41 am
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Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: May 18, 2011 10:34 am
 

Andrew Bynum congratulates J.J. Barea for Game 1

Anyone who plays sports knows u can flip out in the heat of battle in a game. I last week, cursed out an umpire for calling a ridiculous strike 2 on me in my softball game

Just when you think you read it all, a guy compares an NBA playoff game to a slow pitch soft ball league.  This is one of the funniest things I've read in quite some time.  And to top it all off, he grounded out on the next pitch but the ump ruined his at bat?  What in the fukc is wrong with people?



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: May 18, 2011 10:15 am
 

Andrew Bynum congratulates J.J. Barea for Game 1

Classy move by Bynum. Im not defending him. I am not a lakers fan or a fan of his. What he did was a step below ron artest in detriot 7 years ago. Even if it was tho, very barbaric and thuggish.. he was in the heat of battle. Anyone who plays sports knows u can flip out in the heat of battle in a game. I last week, cursed out an umpire for calling a ridiculous strike 2 on me in my softball game, ...after that call.. i had to swing to protect on the next pitch and grounded out weakly... i was so pissed he ruined my at bat, i cursed him out. After the gaem, i came rgiht up to him, and said i was sorry. the gamew s 5-4 and there were 2 outs.. runnier on 1st base.. i needed to get on.. he told me, in understand.. juts dont do it again. That wasnt a "pr move".. People who think they know bynum shoudl shut their face, u computer cowboy. Unless he';s your boy, and u know what he thinks, dont call his compliment to barera a pr move. bc U DONT KNOW THAT. The way its worded, seems more liek my story, than the sh*t geeks and dweebs think up.



Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: May 18, 2011 9:34 am
 

Andrew Bynum congratulates J.J. Barea for Game 1

 Deal with it, we are still playing and Laker fans are still whining; you have some time, how about taking some classes on class????

You're actually criticizing someone while you're doing the same thing.  Besides, L.A. and Dallas mean nothing to me(however I wish I could pull for either of those over the sixers right now) but a minority of people, mostly Dallas fans, actually think the Mavs have a better team than L.A.  I agree they put it on them and it was awesome to watch.  But if they played that series 10 times, L.A. would win 7 of em.  Be glad your team is on a roll and L.A. struggled at that point when you played them and gave Dallas, absolutely gave them, games 1 and 3.  But enjoy your team's success, without talking about class when you're showing none.




Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: May 18, 2011 9:19 am
 

Andrew Bynum congratulates J.J. Barea for Game 1

So sman, I suppose you are one of those types that think that the Lakers lost it and the Mavs had nothing to do with tanning the hide of the 2 time defending NBA Champs, huh?  Face it, your team got punked and sent home early by a hungrier, deeper team.  Probably stings more because it's the "Soft no spine" Mavs Huh?  Deal with it, we are still playing and Laker fans are still whining; you have some time, how about taking some classes on class????



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