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Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum, center, looks on after he was ejected from the game during the second half of an NBA basketball game with the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles, Friday, March 18, 2011. The Lakers won 106-98. (AP Photo)

Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum, center, looks on after he was ejected from the game during the second half of an NBA basketball game with the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles, Friday, March 18, 2011. The Lakers won 106-98. (AP Photo)

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