Episode 32: Brandon Ingram


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It's no secret that Brandon Ingram's presence on the court is that of a multi-tool, all star talent. But when it comes to his presence off the court, "secret" might just be the most opportune way to describe him. A notoriously quiet star, B.I. sits down with JJ and Tommy and opens up about many topics on and off the court, including the NBA magic in his hometown of Kinston NC, his laid back persona, his transition from a small town to the global power of the Lakers, his awkward final season in LA, and much more. Plus, it's a very Merry Top 5/Draft that includes a highly questionable pick by Mr. Alter that once again leaves JJ in disbelief.

**Audio disclaimer: Due to some technical issues, Brandon's microphone unfortunately didn't bring it's 'A' game, but it's still a great interview so enjoy.

  • ​What's behind his quiet and laid back personality
  • What makes his hometown (Kinston) so special in creating NBA players
  • How did he end up at Duke
  • On the importance of Jerry Stackhouse to the Kinston community
  • How important is winning to him
  • When did he get a full grasp on the mental aspects of the NBA game
  • What it felt like being a small time kid going to a global franchise in the Lakers
  • On learning to lead and the process of reading players
  • Who his favorite player was and who he tried to emulate growing up
  • On the uniqueness of Kevin Durant and how the NBA fan might've taken him for granted
  • How strange was his last season in LA (first year of LeBron)
  • On finding out that he was traded
  • On being able to relate to his teammates in NO​
  • Putting basketball first over everything else
  • On improving his 3 point shooting over the last year
  • What were his emotions when he realized he was getting a 5 year max contract
  • Who are some of the young guys in the league that he watches and likes
  • The first time JJ met B.I. and how ​he's wired differently

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