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Jaylen Brown speaks about Lakers, Kobe

The lottery-quality prospect worked out and had some thoughts on staying in L.A.

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Brandon Ingram got his taste of the Los Angeles Laker spotlight Thursday and early Friday afternoon, it was Jaylen Brown's turn. Now, Brown obviously didn't inspire the same kind of hype Ingram might have, seeing as the latter is the consensus number-two pick, but Brown did take some time to talk to reporters and, as expected, said all the right things.

Brown grew up in Georgia, but when asked about his favorite Lakers of all time, he didn't go with the popular "Kobe Bryant" answer many probably have lined up before they walk through the doors. Instead, he reached back into history to pull out a couple names that show a somewhat deeper fandom: Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Not a bad way to start, kid.

Now, while Kobe might not be his favorite Laker of all time, Brown did sing the recently retired Lakers' praises. This, via the Lakers' official Twitter account:

"A lot of people want to get to the level of a Kobe Bryant, but nobody wants to put in the work that he did."

If that's not worthy of a T-shirt, I'm not sure what is.

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