Andrew Bynum: In 2 Years, Will He Be the NBA’s Best Big Man?

Is Andrew Bynum on his way to becoming the most dominant basketball big-man in America?  I believe he is.

If he can stay healthy, then the lake is the limit.  He’ll roll as far as the mighty waters will carry him.  He’s been showing flashes of dominance since he was 18 years old.

I saw him swatting Kendrick Perkins’ shot into the crowd during the last game against Boston in Beantown.  I believe Bynum’s play prompted Danny Ainge to find other options at center—even though Shaq and Jermaine O’Neal are there.

Bynum’s defense forced the Celtics to make roster moves in hopes of contending with him in the Finals.  I can see Ainge waking up in a cold sweat after seeing visions of Bynum’s steady progression to a dominant force. 

By the time the NBA Finals roll around this year—Ainge was probably thinking—Bynum will be a one man wrecking crew in the lane. 

Only 23 years old, he is the future face of the Lakers.  He turns 24 on October 27.  The front office has heard requests from other teams to gain his services, but have ignored them all.

In 2005, Big Drew was drafted 10th overall by the Lakers out of St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen, New Jersey.  As a senior in high school, he averaged 22 points, 16 rebounds and 5 blocks and was a McDonald’s All-American.

He was considering the University of Connecticut until he made himself eligible for the NBA draft.  At 17 years old, he broke Jermaine O’Neal’s record by 12 days and became the youngest player drafted by into the NBA.

In the season opener, he played six minutes and became the youngest player to see action in an NBA game.  He was barely 18—a time when most of America’s youth are making arrangements for the senior prom.

The following year, he was...

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