Most of the time NBA players are celebrated for their talent or displays of skill on the court, but it’s important to recognize their good works off the court as well. Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram offered one such opportunity when he donated a mural he made with the help of fans and artist Jonas Never at a Delta Air Lines “Beyond the Court Event” to Covenant House California, a local homeless shelter for youths in L.A.
According to a press release, Covenant House California “provides sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked young people,” and after he donated the mural, Ingram took some time to play basketball on the courts the Lakers Youth Foundation and Delta renovated with some of the teens currently staying at the shelter.
Ingram is still new to life in the NBA, and his Instagram post following the event made it clear he still sees a lot of himself in those staying at the shelter:
Also, seeing Ingram use his endless arms to effortlessly block a shot while in sweatpants and not even jumping is one of the more fun photos of any young Laker so far this summer:
Watching Ingram do work in the community is the type of thing every Lakers fan can get behind, and it’s pretty cool to see him use his passion for art as an avenue for charity.
For more photos of the event (courtesy of Delta), take a look below: