LA Lakers center Andrew Bynum is once again at the center of a media firestorm for elbowing his way into the territory of the less physically fortunate. Only this time, it’s not so much Bynum’s careless caught-on-camera violation that is being criticized but rather the tone of NBC LA staffer Joel Grover‘s exclusive report.
Larry Brown of the influential blog Larry Brown Sports says Grover is the real fool here for making such a big deal out of Bynum being filmed parking in a handicap parking spot in Westchester. His sentiments have been echoed by Ben Axelrod at SportsGrid.com and several other bloggers. Writes Brown:
Bynum is the same guy who rehabbed a knee injury by partying at the Playboy Mansion, and the same guy who delayed his knee surgery to attend the World Cup. It’s not as if he’s demonstrated sound judgment in the past.
While we don’t condone misuse of handicap parking spots, we also don’t consider it akin to double homicide the way “investigative reporter” Grover (pictured) does for NBC LA. Seriously, this guy has issues.
Brown’s take-down heats up from there, mocking Grover’s decision to try and track down Bynum at home as if #17 had “strangled four innocent midgets.”