That's right. Shut up, Andrew. Shut up. Stop it.
Stop talking to the press. Stop talking to Tony Dileo. Stop talking to Kwame at the end of the bench.
All we've heard from Andrew Bynum since the beginning of his knee conundrum is talking, and too much of it. Whether he's recapping his bowling injury, saying he has lube in his knees or saying he thinks he could play this month, he should just stop. There is absolutely nothing positive coming out of him speaking to the press anymore. All he's doing when he talks is making fans angry or giving them false hope. Remember when he was aiming to return to practice by October 24th? Yeah, me too.
A couple weeks ago, we were speculating that he'd be playing in the first game this week, after the all-star break. He hasn't even practiced with the team yet. When asked a couple weeks ago if he still thought he'd play this month, he replied "I don't know". In the same interview, when asked what specifically gives him pain, he answered by saying that jumping and moving laterally hurt him, and "lateral stuff, getting low, it's almost like a range of motion thing". So, you know, basic movement on a basketball court, pretty much. What good does saying that do for him? All he is doing is surrounding his situation with even more negativity, if possible. All of the uncertainty that he knowingly creates every time he speaks with the press even gives Adam Aron more hate mail on Twitter. I'm sure he's accustomed to that, though.
Maybe Tony Dileo should stop talking, too. After all, all he's saying is exactly what Andrew said, followed by "it all depends on how Andrew feels". That only shows that the higher-ups within the organization are echoing the uncertainty that Bynum is preaching. Again, not good.
I want Andrew Bynum to play just as much as anyone, maybe even more. And I think he will, regardless of his knee pain, because of his contract situation (even though Daryl Morey will throw a max deal at any big man with a well-known name). But, nobody wants to hear what he has to say until he's ready to get in a game.