Andrew Bynum Gets Ejected For Dirty Elbow On J.J. Barea, As Lakers Get Ejected From Playoffs (Video)
Perhaps no one will be happier about the Dallas Mavericks’ four game sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers than J.J. Barea. Not only does it mean that he will be playing in the Western Conference Finals, but the victory also means he will no longer have to endure the abuse that was being directed his way by the Lakers’ players.
With only seconds remaining in Game 2, he was the victim of an unnecessary clothesline from Ron Artest, which resulted in a one game suspension for the Lakers’ forward. In Game 4, it was Andrew Bynum dishing out the punishment, as he delivered a vicious elbow to the body of Barea as the six-foot guard drove to the lane in the fourth quarter of the Mavs’ 122-86 blowout victory.
Bynum was ejected from that game following what ESPN’s Mike Tirico described as “one of the biggest bush league things” he has ever seen.
Here is a look at Bynum’s classless act, which may very well be his last play in a Lakers’ uniform. Good riddance to bad sportsmanship.