Bynum, Kareem Effectively End Mentor Relationship

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Bynum, Kareem Effectively End Mentor Relationship

Bynum, Kareem Effectively End Mentor Relationship
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Oct 02, 2009 10:41 AM EST
Andrew Bynum and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have worked together for four years, with the NBA's all-time points scorer serving as a mentor.

Sources close to the team said Abdul-Jabbar will be playing a lesser role with both the Lakers and Bynum this season.

Abdul-Jabbar expressed disappointment in Bynum and the situation, saying, "I think there are things that have to do with basketball that he could learn but he's getting on in years."

Bynum said he understood his mentor's feelings, but that it's not personal and just a natural evolution for him in his career.

"I understand where he's coming from," Bynum said. "It's definitely tough (for him). As of right now, I have my direction and he's still helping me. As long as he doesn't stop helping me, everything is going to be fine."

Over the summer, the two had no contact.

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It is hard to tell because

It is hard to tell because Bynum had a good arguement for how he handle this off season but I dont know how wise it was to cut off Kareem but at the same time, there has to be a balance and Kareem is like a Basketball addict and Bynum may not have that personality.

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Not a big deal

Guess it wasn't working either Kareem's style or Bynum's didn't think it was helping enough. Bynum isn't expected to be a focal point of the offense Kobe, Gasol, Artest, Odom come first. He'll be an decent rebounder shot blocker but doubtful he plays much like he did in Jan. Too bad the Lakers signed him to that big contract.

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yeah sometimes you just need

yeah sometimes you just need to go in a different direction to get better. ive seen it happene alot in boxing where a guy is getting trained by one of the best trainers in the sport and is so so then goes to a different trainer who isnt as reknown and they beome a better fighter

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