Saturday , Sep , 06 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Andrew Bynum: I’m Stronger than Last Year


"I’m doing well, man," the 7-footer said during a news conference at the Lakers’ practice facility. "The knee’s good. Everything’s ready to go, 100 percent. I’ve been training, getting stronger."

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"Actually, I’m better," Bynum said when asked to compared his fitness to last summer. "My times on the track are better and I’m able to lift more weights. I’m stronger. I weigh about the same, I’m 285 [pounds] with less body fat."

Bynum said he looked forward to working with Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar again this season. Abdul-Jabbar, the leading scorer in NBA history, has served as a mentor to Bynum, who jumped from St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, N.J., to the pro ranks.

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