Last night the Cleveland Cavaliers activated Bynum, and while he didn't play much logging only 7 minutes and putting in 3 points, the fact that he played was a win in itself as the team signed him as a sort of gamble.
The Sixers had traded for the 7 footer even though he was coming off a knee injury, but then he ran into multiple setbacks, and rumors floated that he was not taking his rehab seriously and was content to just collect his checks. Now, ESPN analyst Tim Legler, goes on record saying that he thinks Bynum was never that injured during last season, and chose to sit because he didn't want to play in Philly.
“I live in the Philly area…and I don’t think he was that hurt. I just don’t think he wanted to play in Philly.”
These are strong allegations, and it should be noted that although Legler is a respected analyst he isn't presenting any facts, and only stating what is his opinion. Regardless, it's good to see the big man back on the court, and hopefully he can have a resurgent year in Cleveland.