Andrew Bynum’s knee injury is old news — Kendrick Perkins knee injury is the new black. Everybody is talking about it.
But Bynum’s knee is not feeling better, as was evident watching Bynum try to move in the second half of Game 6. It still is swollen and painful. But he is going in Game 7.
“I need surgery, but I’m holding off…” Bynum told the assembled press at practice Wednesday. “Just gotta go out and lay it all out there.”
With Perkins likely out, any lift Bynum can give the Lakers would be a huge boost. A little time protecting the rim could be big for the Lakers. However, the smaller and more nimble front line Boston will use without Perkins could have limited Bynum’s minutes anyway. He cannot track Sheed out to the three-point line, for example.
But Bynum will be out there. He has said he would not let this be is 2008, and he’s been true to that word.