L.A. Lakers: Biggest Reasons Andrew Bynum Can’t Lead This Team

The 2012 NBA season has come and gone, with one of the league's most storied franchises tasting early defeat for the second consecutive season.

Despite Kobe Bryant's outstanding postseason play, the Los Angeles Lakers were unable to compete with the younger and more athletic Oklahoma City Thunder.

No matter which way they turned, a haymaker was waiting to knock them down. It took just five games for L.A. to go down for the count.

As the offseason approaches, whether Kobe Bryant can lead the Lakers to a sixth title under his reign has come into question. Many believe his aging legs, albeit still dominant, cannot get the job done and a new face must be thrust into the role of "leader."

The popular choice, of course, is the Lakers' 24-year-old franchise center, Andrew Bynum.

Unfortunately, Bynum isn't ready for the role. Here's why.

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