With Bynum back, expectations are high for the Lakers

Originally Published: October 3, 2008
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Andrew Bynum has gotten big, cinematically big, to the point that when he approaches, you can't help but do a slow pan from his toes to his head, like a dramatic movie shot. His chest and shoulders have filled out. He's a skinny teenager no more.

The question is: Is Bynum big enough to handle the extraordinary burden placed on him, to be the man to bring the Lakers from 2008 runners-up to 2009 champions?

Bynum doesn't sag under the expectations. He shrugs.

"I ...

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