The Lakers center on Wednesday upgraded his condition from “questionable,” as he put it Tuesday night after Game 3, to something better than that, in his own way.
“I’m good, man,” he said after the Lakers went through a light practice at TD Garden. Bynum did not take part in the session.
Lakers Coach Phil Jackson was similarly hopeful that Bynum would play in Game 4. The Lakers lead the Celtics in the best-of-seven series, two games to one.
“He’s been able to overcome those odds all the way through these playoffs, ever since Oklahoma [City],” Jackson said. “So we’re really optimistic that he’ll be able to find a way to do that.”
Lamar Odom finally decided to show up to the Finals yesterday, but it’s the length of the Bynum/Gasol tandem that makes LA’s defense so formidable down low. It’s not nice to wish ill upon someone, but I wouldn’t mind seeing Bynum forced to sit out the rest of the series.