I have no idea what Andrew Bynum has been up to over the past few years. I'd guess he has made a trip or two to the King of Prussia Mall and maybe even hit up his local bowling alley. But now we know the former face of the Sixers' franchise — for like 30 seconds! — has actually been spending time in a gym lately doing something he never did in a regular-season game for the 76ers.
Bynum has been playing basketball. The former NBA lottery pick and total bust in Philadelphia is attempting to make a comeback at the age of 30, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. He last played in the NBA in 2014 for the Indiana Pacers after quickly flaming out with the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier that season.
The Sixers infamously waged their future on Bynum in a trade that saw them part with Andre Iguodala, Maurice Harkless, Nik Vucevic and a first-round pick that Sam Hinkie would later work to get back. Bynum's career in Philly peaked with a fun press conference at the National Constitution Center near Independence Hall. It was the day he was introduced here.
He would never appear in a regular-season game for the franchise.
His tenure in Philadelphia is perhaps best remembered for his unique hairstyles and bowling antics.
Perhaps the saving grace of the Bynum trade could be it helping contribute to ownership placing Hinkie in charge of basketball operations.
Anyway, footage of Bynum working out has hit the internet. It's not as exciting as the empty-gym footage we've come to know and love from the likes of Joel Embiid, Markelle Fultz or Ben Simmons.
You can watch the big man run the floor below.
Project i had to keep under wraps. 2 time NBA Champion ‼️Andrew Bynum ‼️is back and ready to make his return to the NBA. The Comeback Story @Lakers @SportsCenter @SInow @overtime @BleacherReport @BR_NBA @HouseHighlights 📽@swishcultures pic.twitter.com/8nGpetA7MH— Chris Johnson Hoops (@ChrisJHoops) September 9, 2018
Former Lakers two-time champion and All-Star Andrew Bynum has hired representation in attempts of NBA comeback at age of 30 and scheduling team workouts before training camps.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 9, 2018