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Lakers center Andrew Bynum looking fit

September 29, 2009 | 10:57 am


Lakers center Andrew Bynum looked fit and said he is feeling healthy and ready to help the team defend the NBA championship.

Bynum, who has had problems with his right and left knee the last two seasons, said he might wear a brace on both knees this season.

Bynum missed 46 games during the 2007-08 season with a left knee injury. He missed 32 games last season with a torn ligament in his right knee. Bynum came back this season and played in the playoffs, but he was not the same player.

"Everything is fine with the knee," Bynum said Tuesday during the Lakers' media at the team's training facility. "The knee is 100%. I'll have to wear a brace for the rest of my career."

Bynum said his goal is to be an All-Star this season.

-- Broderick Turner

Photo: Andrew Bynum. Credit: Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles times