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Andrew Bynum was born on the 27th October 1987, in Plainsboro Township, New Jersey, USA. He is a professional basketball player, who plays in the centre position. Currently, he is a free agent, although he has played in such teams as Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers. Andrew Bynum has been accumulating his net worth playing in the NBA since 2005.
How rich is this basketball player? Under the latest estimations, it has been announced that the outright size of Andrew Bynum net worth is equal to $45 million as of early 2016. Reportedly, the player earns $15 million per year.
Andrew Bynum Net Worth $45 Million
To begin with, Andrew was raised in Plainsboro Township by his single mother, as the parents of the boy divorced when he was only one year old. Andrew was educated at St. Joseph High School, in Metuchen, New Jersey where he successfully played basketball.
Although he had planned to go to the University of Connecticut, Bynum appeared in the draft of the NBA of 2005, being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in tenth position. Bynum became the youngest player in NBA history to be drafted, at 17 years, 8 months and 2 days beating Jermaine O’Neal, who was chosen by the Portland Trail Blazers in 1996. His NBA career began on the 2nd November, 2005, when he played 6 minutes in the match against the Denver Nuggets, and immediately became the youngest player to play a competitive game in the NBA. It is worth saying that after his first season in the league, Bynum was rewarded with selection to the Third-team Parade All-American and McDonald’s All-American.
Moreover, having a look at the beginning of Andrew’s career, an incident with Shaquille O’Neal in the game against the Miami Heat when Shaquille O’Neal crushed in the face of the rookie, on to the ground. On the next possession, Bynum after successfully defended his rival, made a matte, returning the move, celebrated and returned to defence, while O’Neal pounded into the chest of the young Lakers; both players received a technical for the incident.
Bynum represented the Los Angeles Lakers from 2005 to 2012, during which he was NBA Champion twice, in 2008 and 2009, NBA All-Star as well as All-NBA Second Team. In 2013, Andrew signed for the Cleveland Cavaliers expecting to earn $24.79 million over two years. Unfortunately, after an unsuccessful start he was traded to the Chicago Bulls. However, in 2014, Bynum signed a contract with the Indiana Pacers, but after several injuries the team announced that Andrew is no longer representing them. Currently, he is a free agent, but with the experience of almost 500 games in the NBL including two championships behind him, this situation shouldn’t last long, provided he can stay injury-free.
Finally, in the personal life of the professional basketball player, he is single, and Bynum prefers to stay a private person off the court.