Lakers’ Bynum taking boxing lessons during lockout

Just what the NBA needed — another public-relations hit during the lockout.

But that’s what the league got when Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum spent some of his time away from basketball taking boxing lessons.

Yes, that’s  the same Andrew Bynum who will be suspended for the first five games once the season begins for his thuggish attack on J.J. Barea during the playoffs.

Bynum is working with noted  boxing trainer Freddie Roach to get in better condition during the lockout.

“I got a two a day tomorrow first road work in the morning, then back in the ring in the afternoon!,” about his early boxing work. “I’m going hard y’all!”

Providing the 7-foot, 285-pound Bynum with some knowledge of how to use his fists should be something that should make rival centers shudder across the NBA.

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