- Los Angeles Lakers 2005 - present
**Andrew Lee Bynum **is a professional basketball player from America who at present is associated with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Bynum was born on October 27, 1987 in Plainsboro, New Jersey. Bynum weighs 285 lb and is 7 ft 0 inches in height.
Initially Bynum was a student in Plainsboro of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School. At the end of his freshman year he shifted to Solebury Pennsylvania in Solebury School. Further he got transferred to Metuchen New Jersey in St. Joseph High School. Bynum had an average of 5 blocked shots, 16 rebounds and 22 points per game as a senior.
Los Angeles Lakers chose Bynum in the 2005 NBA draft in the 10th overall position. After his selection in the draft Kareem Abdul-Jabbar the Hall of Fame center was hired by the Lakers as a special assistant to work with the big men in the team particularly Bynum. The season opener for the Lakers took place on 2 November 2005 and the opponent was the Denver Nuggets. In this game Bynum took part for 6 minutes and at 18 years and 6 days became the youngest player to play in an NBA game.
During the beginning of the 2006-07 season the centers of the Lakers Kwame Brown and Chris Mihm were suffering from injuries. Hence during this period Bynum played as the starting center for the Lakers. At the close of the season he had an average of 5.9 rebounds and 7.8 points in only above 21 minutes per game as well as an average of 1.6 blocks per game.
In the 2007-08 season Andrew Bynum went down with an injury against the Memphis Grizzlies. He had dislocated his kneecap and so was rested for the rest of the season and will mostly return at the first round of the playoffs. He played a total of 35 games before his injury.
Andrew is the youngest player to play in a NBA league championship and the youngest player with a record of a double-double, breaking Magic Johnson’s record.
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