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Brandon Ingram says he wants to work out with Kobe Bryant

What does he want to learn from the Lakers great?

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Brandon Ingram sat down with Mike Trudell of for the latest “Lakers Voices” video chat on the site on Tuesday, and when one of the questions was which player from any era he’d most want to play with, he didn’t hesitate to produce an answer most Lakers fans will probably appreciate.

“It would be fun to play with him, but I think learning from Kobe,” Ingram said. “Just his demeanor, just him going on the court, his mentality. Just trying to pick his brain a little bit, the different things he sees on the court.”

Ingram called Bryant a “smart player” whose “work ethic” and “footwork,” he’d want to emulate. Or to put it more simply, Ingram said he’d want to know “everything [Kobe] did to become that player.”

Could that desire lead Ingram down to Newport Beach to work out with Bryant at some point?

“I plan on it,” Ingram said. “I think any Laker, if they reached out to me, would be a good resource.”

Players like Gordon Hayward and Buddy Hield did use workouts with Bryant as a resource over the summer, and it’s not out of the question to predict Ingram might be able to do the same.

His desire to work out with Bryant wasn’t the only notable quote from Ingram during the wide-ranging chat. He spoke about everything from what player he found toughest to guard this season:

To what type of music he likes:

And even which one of his teammates would win a teamwide 2K tournament.

For more from Ingram, you can watch the entire conversation here.

All quotes transcribed via Periscope. Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.

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