Sign the Andrew Bynum Sarcastic Sympathy Card Here!
During the summer of 2012, the Philadelphia 76ers were involved in a blockbuster four-team trade that saw them lose Andre Iguodala, Nikola Vučević, Mo Harkless (who they selected 15th overall in the 2013 draft) and a first-round draft pick, while gaining Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson.
To say that they came out on the losing end of that trade would be quite the understatement.
The 76ers are currently paying Richardson $5.8-million to average 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists over 28.4 minutes of action, but at least they can say that they are getting something out of the 32-year-old shooting guard.
Andrew Bynum, on the other hand, has played zero games for the 76ers, and on Tuesday he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery, which will keep him sidelined for the remainder of the 2012-13 NBA season. And to top things off, he’s slated to become a free agent this summer, when he’ll most certainly pack up and leave Philly for a new city that he’ll soon call home.
But Bynum isn’t gone just yet. And before he leaves the City of Brotherly Love, the Philly faithful would like to wish him a speedy recovery…
…Like hell they would!!
While 76ers’ head coach Doug Collins has expressed sympathy for Bynum, others in Philadelphia have had enough of the injury-prone center. Among the disgruntled group of fans is Angelo Cataldi of the WIP Morning Show, who recently took to the streets and asked fans to sign his “Get
Well Out Soon” card for Bynum. By 8pm on Wednesday morning, he had 200 signatures.
Here’s how Cataldi describes the thought process that led to the creation of the card:
“Are they spiking the water over there with stupid pills? Is everyone over there so damn stupid, that they don’t understand how horrible this sounds? They don’t get that? They don’t get it. Maybe we need to help them a little and that’s what we’re here to do. We’re what you call facilitators. We help people. We reach out. So our promotions department got together after the show yesterday, we said you know what, ‘they [the Sixers] want sympathy, let’s give them sympathy.’ Let’s get a huge sympathy card, put it on the streets of Center City, and get people to sign it and that will win over everyone. So we have put together a beautiful sympathy card.” [CBS Philly]
As for those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to sign Cataldi’s actual card, you can sign his Andrew Bynum Sarcastic Sympathy E-Card by clicking here.