If the NBA is not locked out next season, Lakers center Andrew Bynum will have to wait a little longer than most to step on the court. After a supreme display of unsportsmanlike conduct in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Bynum will be suspended for the first five games of the season and was fined $25,000. In the waning minutes of a losing game Bynum elbowed guard JJ Barea, who is about half his size, as he was in the air heading to the basket. Bynum was ejected from the game and charged with a flagrant foul 2.
Combined with the loss of salary Bynum will be about $700,00 lighter in the pockets. While he was seemingly unrepentant during the post game press conference he did issue an apology the next day.