Andrew Bynum once ripped a gas nozzle off with his Ferrari, kept driving
ESPN The Magazine's Pablo S. Torre has an in-depth look at the Sixers' plans to not be terrible anymore. A portion of the piece examines Andrew Bynum's dumpster fire of a tenure in Philadelphia, which can be summarized in one anecdote:
One day, memorably, the rehabbing big man parked next to Aaron Barzilai, DiLeo's newly hired director of basketball analytics, in the parking lot of the team facility at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. As Bynum shuffled inside, Barzilai noticed something on their would-be star's custom black Ferrari and called after him. Bynum, it turned out, had driven away from a gas station without removing the pump's nozzle and eight- foot rubber hose, which he'd dragged, pythonlike, through the street.
Bynum's statistics in Philly now include one broken gas pump, one bowling-related season-ending injury, several unusual hair styles and zero games played.
- Dan Gartland