The 76ers parted ways with their biggest star in Andre Igoudala to bring in Bynum, but the deal ended up being a disaster with the one-time All-Star unable to play a single game in Philadelphia due to more knee problems.
Once officially an unrestricted free agent earlier this month, Bynum’s future was uncertain to say the least. Philadelphia had already made a move to replace Bynum by acquiring Nerlens Noel in a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans making the veteran’s exit a foregone conclusion.
Fortunately for Bynum, the Cleveland Cavaliers expressed considerable interest in bringing in the center in free agency. Bynum was no longer going to get a max deal that was anticipated, but still signing with the Cavs for $24 million over two years.
During Bynum’s introductory press conference with the Cavs, the former Laker took a shot at fans of the storied franchise in Los Angeles. Bynum said that playing for the Cavs would be the first time he will be playing in front of a fanbase that truly supports the team and players with passion.
Obviously, this was a shot at the Lakers and their fans. Needless to say, Bynum won’t be receiving the best reception at the Staples Center next season when the Cavs come to Los Angeles.
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