Kobe Bryant’s nameplate has been removed from his locker at the Lakers’ training facility. In its place is one for Brandon Ingram.
It’s symbolic, or something like that, as the second overall pick in last month’s draft takes the spot of the franchise player from all those years past.
No pressure, man.
“Mitch told me I had some big shoes to fill when I came in here, but I liked it. I like the pressure that’s on me right now,” Ingram said Tuesday at his introductory news conference in El Segundo. “It’s going to motivate me to do great things on the court.”
Mitch would be...