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Lakers News: Brandon Ingram bought a house for his parents

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This is pretty cool.

NBA: NBA Draft Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram was just taken second overall in the 2016 NBA Draft. Being picked that high has its perks. While Ingram has yet to officially ink his contract as the Lakers look to hold on to as much cap space as possible throughout their offseason, when he does he’ll suddenly have more money available to him than he’s ever seen.

Fittingly, the always quiet and understated Ingram isn’t planning to buy anything too audacious with his first big payday.

“I haven’t,” Ingram told Ian Begley of when asked if he had made his first big purchase (h/t CBS Local). “But probably something for my family. Well, actually I just got my mom a house, and my dad. Probably a car for myself.

“It was something I've always dreamed of,” Ingram continued. “[My parents] provided so much for me, it was just a no-brainer. You always think about giving back to your family so, knowing that they did so much for me, I had to give back to them.”

This is a really nice gesture from Ingram, who seems to be uncommonly mature for the second-youngest player in the draft. In addition to a good player, the Lakers seem to have added a good person to their young core.

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