Monday , Jan , 25 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Andrew Bynum Fined $250 for Oversleeping, Missing Flight

Lakers starting center Andrew Bynum will be fined an undisclosed amount by the team believed to be about $250 for missing the team’s charter flight from New York to Toronto on Saturday morning.

"I slept in," Bynum said before the Lakers played the Raptors on Sunday. "I put my bags outside and then I went to sleep."

Bynum said he woke up at 9:15 a.m. and put his bags outside his hotel room door to be picked up by a team attendant. Then he went back into his room and fell asleep until 11:15 a.m., leaving him stuck in New York needing to find his own way to Canada.

"His bags made it to Toronto, but he didn’t," Lakers coach Phil Jackson quipped.