Basketball Player Disrespects Handicapped for a Carton of Milk

handicap spotParking in the handicapped spot is wrong when you're a completely able-bodied human. I don't care how hot it is out, how little amount of time you're going to spend in the store, or how crowded the parking lot is. It's wrong. And it's a million times more wrong when you're a super rich basketball player and you park in two! Enter Los Angeles Lakers' center, Andrew Bynum.

Bynum was running into the super fancy Bristol Farms grocery store in super fancy Playa del Ray in his super fancy BMW. (One can afford three super fancys in one day when they make $14 million a year.) Judging from the tumbleweeds rolling by in the parking lot, the store seemed pretty dead. So I'm really at a loss as to why Bynum did this incredibly obnoxious thing. Wait, I know! 'Cause he thinks he's better than everyone!

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How else is this egregious act explained? A local news station tried to figure out the motives of the 23-year-old basketball star while he was getting into his car, but his answer was just to slam the door and speed off. I have no other choice but to stick to my theory.

The handicapped spots are there for a reason, dude. It's a lot more of a pain in the ass for really old people or those with crutches or a wheelchair to grocery shop than it is for the rest of us. Especially when the "rest of us" is someone who basically gets paid to be in peak physical condition. Use some common sense -- and courtesy -- you nitwit.

Parking in a handicap spot when there's no need to is illegal, and Bynum will likely be fined $353 or more. Big whoop. That's a drop in the bucket when you're making what he makes.

This is just a classic case of an athlete and/or celebrity thinking they're above the law. Here's an idea: Since these people make so much more than the rest of the world, why don't we institute steeper fines and punishments for them? Kinda like we do with taxes. Although that probably wouldn't be much of a deterrent for guys like Bynum. Anybody who parks in two handicapped spaces is beyond getting through to.

How rude is this?

 

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