Lakers news: Josh Hart says Briante Weber, Brandon Ingram are team’s biggest trash talkers
With training camp right around the corner, the Los Angeles Lakers will look to prove that their offseason was as successful as they have painted it to be. With quality talent now on the roster, the Lakers should be an exciting team for the franchise’s massive fanbase to watch.
While Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma were highly touted after their impressive Las Vegas Summer League run, fellow 2017 NBA draftee Josh Hart has struggled to find the same high praise from around the league. Hart, who sat out most of Summer League with an ankle sprain, has spent much of the offseason in Los Angeles at the team’s practice facility.
“Probably Briante [Weber]. Brandon [Ingram] a little bit, not too much but […] I think as we start to get more and more towards training camp I think those personalities will probably show out a little more.”
Hearing Hart name Weber and Ingram as the biggest trash talkers comes as surprise given that the former has not been with the team long while the latter has a reserved personality. Either way, it is an interesting tidbit as the young Lakers move closer to training camp and preseason action.
With an infusion of young and veteran players, the purple and gold have a good chance of improving upon last season’s 26-56 record. While they will probably fall short of the playoffs, the Lakers should be relevant again, a relief for a franchise not used to losing.