In February of 2009, Andrew Bynum tore his right MCL after Kobe Bryant fell in to his knee in a game against the Grizzlies. He eventually returned and helped the Lakers win the first of their back-to-back titles. Following the season, the Lakers went to China for a little goodwill tour and a little celebration. Andrew Bynum was there and we’re guessing that’s when the above picture was taken.
That photo is on the celebrity wall at China’s Macau Tower, the second-highest bungee jump in the world. There’s no video or other photos of Bynum completing the jump, but thanks to TBJ fan John Chick who recently snapped the picture during a visit to the tower, we know that it’s pretty likely he took the plunge. I’m guessing they don’t put your picture up unless you complete the jump, plus the harness he’s wearing is the exact same that other people wear when they’re doing this stuff.
The kicker? Bungee jumping is specifically prohibited by the standard player contract, as stated on the NBA Players Association’s website