By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Doug Collins wants you to pray for Andrew Bynum. 94WIP’s Angelo Cataldi wants you to pray that Andrew Bynum will no longer be part of the Philadelphia 76ers after this season.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Latif Williams Turns Self In For Alleged Murder Of Temple Student Samuel Collington
Cataldi and the WIP Morning Show took to the radio and the streets to express their disapproval of re-signing Bynum, and Doug Collins’ comments about Bynum after Monday night’s win over the Blazers. Cataldi and the show created a “Get
Well Out Soon” card for Bynum, and stood on the streets of Philadelphia asking fans to sign it. As of 8am, they had over 200 signatures.
“Here is what has transpired over the last 48 hours that we as fans must take a stand on,” Cataldi said on Wednesday morning. “I have seen injustices in my 23 years doing this show, but none that matches the current injustice going on involving the 76ers, Andrew Bynum, and their fans.”READ MORE: Off-Duty Police Officer Shot Multiple Times In North Philadelphia, Police Say
Bynum earned $16.9 million this season, and will not play a game for the Sixers. The team announced that an insurance policy will cover a portion of his contract.
“I hope we all keep [Bynum] in prayer,” Collins said Monday night. “He’s not played for us this year, but he’s still a 76er. I hope he has successful surgery and hopefully his career can bounce back and he can be an effective player.”
“Are they spiking the water over there with stupid pills? Is everyone over there so damn stupid, that they don’t understand how horrible this sounds? They don’t get that? They don’t get it,” Cataldi said. “Maybe we need to help them a little and that’s what we’re here to do. We’re what you call facilitators. We help people. We reach out. So our promotions department got together after the show yesterday, we said you know what, ‘they [the Sixers] want sympathy, let’s give them sympathy.’ Let’s get a huge sympathy card, put it on the streets of Center City, and get people to sign it and that will win over everyone. So we have put together a beautiful sympathy card.”MORE NEWS: Longtime Philadelphia Tribune Sportswriter Donald Hunt Retires After 43 Years