Image: L.A. Times

Image: L.A. Times

Even though he’s now played for three teams since he last donned the Lakers’ purple and gold uniform, Andrew Bynum will always have a special connection with the Lake Show.

Love him or hate him, Bynum was an integral part of the Lakers’ two championships in 2009 and 2010, and his development from a skinny high school kid to one of the best centers in the league was great to watch.

That’s why it’s nice to keep tabs on him and see what he’s up to these days, especially seeing as he’s struggled mightily with knee problems over the years.

However, in his debut with the Indiana Pacers tonight, Bynum looked pretty effective.

In 16 minutes of play, Bynum scored 8 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out one assist as the Pacers defeated the Boston Celtics 94-83.

Bynum isn’t going to be starting for the Pacers anytime soon seeing as center Roy Hibbert is an established All-Star, though the Pacers will be an extremely tough team to beat when the postseason rolls aroundĀ if Drew can bring solid performances like this off the bench every night.

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