Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says Andrew Bynum lacks commitment

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says Andrew Bynum lacks commitment
Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum works in the post against Hawks center Al Horford during a game Thursday in Cleveland. (Mike Lawrie / Getty Images)

With news that Andrew Bynum has been suspended and excused from all team activities by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Bynum's former mentor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sounded off on the ex-Lakers center.

Abdul-Jabbar gave his thoughts Sunday via his Facebook account:

Bynum signed a $24.8-million contract with the Cavaliers this summer, though only $6 million is guaranteed. If the Cavaliers cut him before Jan. 8, they'll save approximately $6.3 million.

Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson also gave his take on Twitter.

Through 24 games this season, Bynum is averaging 8.4 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting just 41.9% from the field.

Bynum has been plagued by knee injuries dating back to his time with the Lakers. The team traded him to the Philadelphia 764ers last off-season in a multi-team deal that landed Dwight Howard in Los Angeles.

Howard has since moved on to the Houston Rockets.  Bynum never played a game in Philadelphia as he was sidelined with knee issues.


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