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L.A. Lakers’ Andrew Bynum Faces Make or Break Year

Remember 2005?

Ah yes. A year that Lakers fans have tried in vain to forget for so long, in which a lack of a true center (Kwame Brown was our starter) along with the flight of a coach (Rudy Tomjanovich) before the All-Star break led to a 34-48 record.

It was good for last in the Pacific Division, 12th in the Western Conference.

The Lakers missed the playoffs for only the fifth time in franchise history.

On the bright side, a deplorable season usually leads to a good draft, and the Lakers found themselves in unfamiliar territory: the NBA draft lottery.

With the 10th pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, the Lakers took a 7 foot, 17-year-old kid out of St. Joseph High School in New Jersey, passing up Nate Robinson, Danny Granger and David Lee.

Four ye...

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