CENTER OF ATTENTION
The 24-year-old big man has become a focal point for the Lakers' offense, averaging 22.2 points and 11.3 rebounds over his last 11 games.
How much fun are you having?
ANDREW BYNUM: I'm having a lot of fun. Defensively, I've really been stepping it up. Offensively, I'm struggling a little bit with my shot, but I'm not letting it affect my taking shots.
But how good are the Lakers right now?
AB: If we keep playing hard, we're definitely a contender. We're a team a lot of teams don't want to play.
When Kobe was out with an injured shin, how was he as an unofficial assistant coach?
AB: He [did] a great job supporting us, telling us things that we needed to hear, directing us where to take advantage of mismatches. He's been a great teammate.
Did he yell at you guys?