Philadelphia's Most Hated Man
posted Mar 04 2013, 02:56PM
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There once was a time when the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia was packed with thousands of screaming 76ers fans, buzzing in awe at the welcoming ceremony of the cities newest star, Andrew Bynum. That day, August 14th, 2012 was the last day most Sixers fans saw Bynum. The talented 7-footer was acquired by the Sixers in a four team trade last summer, that involved 12 different players plus draft picks. 

Since that day in August Bynum has yet to touch the hardwood, citing a number of different recurring knee problems. Fans have had it in Philadelphia. After seeing Bynum out all over the town, bowling, shopping malls, bars, but still yet to touch the floor this year. But Philadelphia fans are the only people who should be angry. 

As the Sixers dealt away All-Star Andre Iguodola, Nikola Vucevic, and newly drafted Moe Harkless, they have yet to see ANYTHING in return. In my opinion, all of this negative energy should be centered at one man. Andrew Bynum. 

As recently of last week Bynum addresseed media saying he might not play at all this year and try to address is knee problems with another surgery. Bynum has quickly escaleted to the most hated Philadelphia athlete since Terrell Owens parted ways with the Eagles after nearly winning a Super Bowl. 

Bynum has the potential to be the biggest "bust" trade acquisition among the cities all four major sports teams. Things are ugly, and only getting worse. Bynum should consider being escorted out of town should he opt for free-agency when/if he becomes healthy.

The Sixers have struggled mightily this year on the court with a team built around a scoring 7-footer. The Sixers are 23-35 with one win in their last 5. They take on the Boston Celtics tonight at home, then end the year with 15 of their next 23 on the road. As the Sixers season heads more toward a lottery pick, expect the Andrew Bynum situation to get uglier.

Adam Aron, who is the Sixers CEO and Co-Owner, will join Mike Missanelli live on 97.5 FM The Fanatic in Philadelphia this afternoon from 4-5 PM to take questions from the fans. Good luck Adam


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