Andrew Bynum suspended for 5 games next NBA season, after hard foul to JJ Barea on Lakers-Mavericks Game 4

By on May 11, 2011 in Basketball, Sports, United States Comments

LA Lakers’ Andrew Bynum has been suspended for the first five games of the next NBA season after a hard foul on Dallas’ JJ Barea during the Lakers-Mavericks Game 4 on Sunday, May 8, 2011.

Andrew Bynum hard foul on JJ Barea
during Lakers-Mavericks Game 4

Image Credit: NBA/YouTube

As reported at on Tuesday, NBA Executive Vice President for Basketball Operations Stu Jackson announced the suspension of Andrew Bynum for the first five games of the next season of NBA.

In addition, Bynum was also fined $25,000 for removing his jersey inside the court and left it there, after being ejected in their final games against Dallas Mevericks, which the Lakers lost (122-86).

As shown in the video below, Dallas’ JJ Barea was about to make a lay-up on the remaining 8:21 minutes in the fourth quarter of Lakers-Mavericks Game 4.

Bynum, who stands 7 feet tall and weighs 280pounds, followed him in the air extending his right forearm and hit Barea on the ribs. The Dallas forward, who stands 6 feet tall, fell down on the floor and obviously injured.

Andrew Bynum was ejected from the game, and later removed his jersey and left the American Airlines Center, who was also suspended last March for two games after landing his right elbow on Minnesota Timberwolves’ Michael Beasley’s chest.

Earlier, Andrew Bynum apologized to JJ Barea and noted that his action did not represent him, his upbringing and LA Lakers.

He said he tried to contact JJ Barea so he can apologize to him personally but to no avail, noting that he will try to call him again.

Andrew Bynum making hard foul to JJ Barea on Lakers-Mavericks Game 4
Video Credit: TheNBAHiighlights/NBA/YouTube

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