Kyrie Irving complimentary of Brandon Ingram’s ‘unusual’ defense
Los Angeles Lakers fans are going crazy over a quote from Kyrie Irving following Thursday night’s game.
The Lakers beat the Boston Celtics 129-128 on a buzzer-beater by Rajon Rondo. Irving had made a layup just before Rondo’s winning shot, but he was just 6-for-21 and otherwise had a tough night.
After the game, he credited the “unusual” defense of the Lakers — singling out Ingram for his length.
Kyrie: "Being guarded by Brandon Ingram most of the game, I can’t even lie to you guys, those guys on the defensive end are unusual. Driving lanes that I see against every other team, they were closing down the lane."
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) February 8, 2019
For the Lakers to hear that about one of their players — and their defense overall — is a big compliment. Maybe Irving wouldn’t mind teaming with Ingram … and his old buddy LeBron James.