Andrew Bynum Finds New Ways Not to Play in Philly

Pacers center being held out of tonight's game at Sixers.

Remember when the Sixers traded for All-Star center Andrew Bynum, who proceeded never to play a game for the team—though he had some great moments with his hair, and also a less-glorious moment of bowling—ruining the careers of pretty much everybody involved with that decision, leading to this year’s “let’s just blow it up, win just enough to avoid our own NBA record for losses, and try to grab a top draft pick” disaster-slash-process?

Bynum’s with the Indiana Pacers now. And he still won’t play in Philly:

Andrew Bynumlooked strong in his Pacers debut on Tuesday, scoring eight points and grabbing 10 rebounds in just 15 minutes of action against an undersized Celtics front line.

Even with three days off before his team’s next game, however, Bynum is going to be held out on Friday — a game that’ll be played in Philadelphia, where Bynum spent all of last season recovering from injuries while never once taking the floor for the Sixers.

Innovative! Granted, Bynum was here earlier this season with Cleveland. But we’d prefer to think of that as the exception, not the rule. We’re the league’s experts in watching Andrew Bynum not play.