I was just listening to Mikey Miss and somebody called in mentioning Bynum’s domination during the period of time when Kobe sat with a shin injury near the end of the year. It was a perfect sample size — 7 games — and includes 2 contests against the surging Spurs.  Stats are facts, folks:

Game 1 – 23, 18 boards (7 offensive)
Game 2 – 18, 11 boards (4 offensive)
Game 3 – 16, 30 boards (8 offensive)
Game 4 – 30, 8 boards (3 offensive)
Game 5 – 23, 16 boards (5 offensive)
Game 6 – 21, 7 boards (0 offensive)
Game 7 – 31, 9 boards (1 offensive)

That’s an average of 23 and 14 when there was no Alpha dog gunner Kobe on the floor and Mike Brown was instead running the offense through the post. Twenty-three and fourteen. I’ll take it.