Brandon Ingram sat down with Mike Trudell of Lakers.com 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.”
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:
Brandon Ingram says he listens to Chance the Rapper and Kanye "a little bit," but mostly younger Chicago rappershttps://t.co/hNgYt2FtuM— Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) December 28, 2016
And even which one of his teammates would win a teamwide 2K tournament.
Brandon Ingram says D'Angelo Russell would win if the Lakers played a 2K tournamenthttps://t.co/hNgYt2FtuM— Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) December 29, 2016
For more from Ingram, you can watch the entire conversation here.