Andrew Bynum Of Los Angeles Lakers Makes It Rain During His 21st Birthday At Club Ivar

Andrew Bynum Pulls A Pacman To Celebrate His 21st Birthday, Reminds Us Of How Poor We All Are

10/28/08 in NBA   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect



I'm sure some of you are probably wondering how the current economic climate is affecting pro athletes. Well, as this video of Andrew Bynum at his 21st birthday from this past weekend makes clear, the answer is not at all.

Yes, while lots of people are losing their jobs, their homes, you name it, Bynum spent the weekend pulling a Pacman at Club Ivar in Los Angeles by tossing money into the air on patrons. Or, as the kids call it, "making it rain." 

And naturally, anything that Pacman Jones made part of our everday lexicon is of course something you should do.

What's perhaps even most striking about Bynum's celebration is that he's currently only the 9th highest paid player on the Lakers, and while he's certain to get an extension at some point, the Lakers are very hesitant to offer him one yet because he missed half of last season with a knee injury. So yeah, maybe you should be hanging onto that cash Andrew, just in case you, you know, get injured again.

By the way, this isn't the first stupid thing Bynum has done. No sir. Last season in April he showed up at a UCLA frat party and danced with a few girls while he was supposedly recovering from his knee injury.

But enough of my whining. I'm just glad to see how much everyday people have in common with pro athletes these days. Which is absolutely nothing.

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10/29/08   |   WBKsports   |   366 respect

WBKsports wrote:
Got Money (yeah)
And you know it...
Take it out your pocket and show it (then)
Throw it (fly)
This a way (fly)
That a way (fly)
This a way (fly)
That a way
Gettin' mug
From everybody who see that
Hang over the wall of the VIP
Like (fly)
This a way (fly)
Thata way (fly)
This a way (fly)
Thata way....

When you just turn 21 and you're an NBA baller, you better be bumpin' some Lil Wayne and T-Pain in the club...

10/29/08   |   WBKsports   |   366 respect

Got Money (yeah)
And you know it...
Take it out your pocket and show it (then)
Throw it (fly)
This a way (fly)
That a way (fly)
This a way (fly)
That a way
Gettin' mug
From everybody who see that
Hang over the wall of the VIP
Like (fly)
This a way (fly)
Thata way (fly)
This a way (fly)
Thata way....

10/28/08   |   Mamba

Its his 21th birthday, give him a break.

10/28/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

chicachericola wrote:
That is why I have issues with the NFL retirement fund. Yes, I see why they need some kind of pension system but when you are blowing your money on 3 Bentleys and 4 homes, you have no reason to complain when you are out of money. Everyone knows your career ends at 40. Most of them end before. Plan for your retirement or you don't get a dime. Now I can understand if you are injured early in your career or some other career ending situation happens then of course. But I agree, plain stupidity is no excuse. On the other hand, I don't blame the kid. He is 21, it's his birthday...hell i'd splurge too. Hopefully he is being smarter about his money on a day to day basis.

yes, let's hope so. Although I'd honestly prefer my splurge to be on something tangible, rather than throwing bills into the air Pacman style.

10/28/08   |   chicachericola   |   2 respect

That is why I have issues with the NFL retirement fund. Yes, I see why they need some kind of pension system but when you are blowing your money on 3 Bentleys and 4 homes, you have no reason to complain when you are out of money. Everyone knows your career ends at 40. Most of them end before. Plan for your retirement or you don't get a dime. Now I can understand if you are injured early in your career or some other career ending situation happens then of course. But I agree, plain stupidity is no excuse. On the other hand, I don't blame the kid. He is 21, it's his birthday...hell i'd splurge too. Hopefully he is being smarter about his money on a day to day basis.

10/28/08   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Yo Socks, I think you need to worry about how you do on the court big guy. You and your agent are barking about the Lakers showing no loyalty by not offering you a max contract. What loyalty have you shown them? You did not follow the Lakers advice after your injury. Well Socks it really simple. You have to put up big man. From game one through the playoffs. Hey why don't you take a page from Jordan Farmar who is busting his ass to get better. 

10/28/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

chicachericola wrote:
I can't believe i'm actually about to say this cheesy line but it fits: don't hate the player, hate the game. If you have such an issue of the salaries of pro players, stop watching and don't support it. Of course there are much more deserving careers for such salaries but it is what it is. The guy earned it. He has a right to spend it how he sees fit. If you want his life and money go work harder.

My concern is less with how much athletes make. I agree with you, they earned it. The problem with most pro athletes is they're idiots when it comes to money. Andrew, we're in a recession. You got injured LAST YEAR. What if you suffer a career ending injury this year?

It's just stupid beyond belief is my point. But then what exactly do you expect? These guys aren't rocket scientists. No wonder so many of them are broke by age 40 despite the fact that they made $90 million during their careers.

10/28/08   |   chicachericola   |   2 respect

I can't believe i'm actually about to say this cheesy line but it fits: don't hate the player, hate the game. If you have such an issue of the salaries of pro players, stop watching and don't support it. Of course there are much more deserving careers for such salaries but it is what it is. The guy earned it. He has a right to spend it how he sees fit. If you want his life and money go work harder.