Sixers Balls…Barkley has some questions about Bynum…

Well, someone might be skeptical about Bynum leading the Sixers and that would be Sir Charles. Barkley never really needs a reason to give his opinion anyway talks about Bynum in a interview with NBA.com . Here is some of his quotes..

“When you go from being a role player to a star, [things change]. He’s never been the best player on his team — you’re a role player,” Barkley said. “I’m not sure he’s been the second-best player on his team before. It’s debatable between him and Pau Gasol. So, he goes from being the third-best player on his team to being the man. The level of intensity that that takes, the level of pressure that brings, and you compound that by Philadelphia — it’s going to be a very interesting season for Andrew Bynum. via CSN..

Barkley goes on…

I like Andrew Bynum. I think he’s a very good player,” Barkley said. “But the stress level he’s going to come upon now is going to be totally different than anything he’s experienced in his NBA career.” via CSN..

He does bring up some good points. I understand that Philly is not an easy place to play neither is LA, especially for the Lakers. Yes, Bynum might have some maturity issues and he also might try to pull up for an occasional three-ball. He also has the skills to be a franchise player. Bynum already is the second best center in the league (better than Howard offensively). To me at-least, he is a better player than Gasol now. Barkley also added…

“Can Andrew Bynum be the man? That’s the first question,” Barkley said. “Second question: How [are] him and Doug Collins gonna get together? And the third one is: What do you do with his financial situation?” “I want to see how he’s going to handle the pressure in Philly,” Barkley said. “How him and Doug Collins are going to react — those are legitimate concerns.” via CSN..

That is the BIGGEST question, how are Doug and Bynum going to get along? We already saw how Doug and Turner got along. If Doug let Turner play through his struggles more we would know what we have in Evan. Going into this season there are still questions that need to be answered about Turner.

So Barkley hit the nail right on the head. Doug and Bynum’s relationship is the biggest key to Bynum becoming the player that we all think he can be. Hopefully, Doug is texting him love letters right now. Just saying…

One response

  1. Right on joe!

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