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Andrew Bynum has some choice words


In case you missed Lance Pugmire's question-and-answer session with Lakers center Andrew Bynum, the following is a sample of what the young giant had to say about last season's four-game flameout to the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference playoffs.

Question: You've had time to reflect on last season; what are your thoughts?

Answer: We got embarrassed and we all need to come back focused, ready to win. You lose 4-0, there's not much more to be said. I was the first one to admit we didn't work hard enough to win. Let's tell the truth. It was due to a myriad of reasons -- our collective drive and determination. It's about being accountable. Me included. Everyone included.

Not a bad opening salvo before training camp. Here's the entire interview.

--Dan Loumena

Photo: Andrew Bynum runs sprints during a training session at UCLA on Friday. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

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