At this point it’s no secret that Andrew Bynum will probably never play another game for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The mystery is in the details though. No one has really made it clear just what Bynum did to suddenly be removed from the team for “conduct detrimental.” A report from Hip Hop Wired on December 30 alleges that Bynum’s offense may be an affair with the wife of assistant coach Jamahl Mosley.
Earlier reports said that Bynum was suspended from the Cavaliers because he simply just did not want to play basketball anymore. Others said it was just “Andrew Bynum being Andrew Bynum.” He is long known for eccentric behavior and even more eccentric hair. Bynum even spent the entire last season on the bench due to an unfortunate injury sustained while bowling.
At this point, Bynum’s suspension has been lifted and he only lost pay for one game. However, he still will not be suiting up or playing any minutes as a Cavalier. One of the earliest reports of the alleged affair came from Black Sports Online. Since that report, the Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly responded and are denying the news of an affair. They are calling it “just a bad rumor” and have posted the following quote directly from the Cleveland Cavaliers organization:
Please be advised that the report on your website involving Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum, Cavaliers Assistant Coach Jamahl Mosley and his fiancée is entirely not true.
The woman in question is Kristina Anderson. She is the fiance of Jamahl Mosley and the mother of his children. At this point it is unknown of the rumors really are true and the use of allegedly should definitely be noted. However, Bynum’s abrupt removal from all team activities, including travelling with the team and even sitting court side might just make some fans say “Hmmm.”