After calling the city of Philadelphia "my home" during his introductory press conference last week, Philadelphia 76ers' center Andrew Bynum is expected to hang around for a bit and become one of the leaders of the franchise. However, there are some skeptics that believe the 24-year-old doesn't have what it takes to be a leader. One of those skeptics is NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who spoke to the Los Angeles Times just before Bynum's introduction to Philly.
"When I first started working with him, he was eager to learn," Abdul-Jabbar said. "He appreciated me shortening the learning curve. Once he figured he did everything he wanted to do in terms of learning, he didn't want me to bother him constantly going over the fundamentals."
Abdul-Jabbar didn't rule out that Bynum's attitude could change.
Abdul-Jabbar said he was unsure if Bynum would thrive in a larger role in Philadelphia: "It's up to him to determine how much of a leader he wants to be and how to make that happen on the court. Some people like that position and adjust to it naturally. Other people aren't comfortable with it."