Even before he entered the NBA, Brandon Ingram has already received a lot of comparison to the game of Kevin Durant. He is also a natural at the small forward position, and versatile enough to switch to the four spot as well. However, the obvious similarity they have is their lanky frames, which may have led to many comparing them.
Now in his second year in the league with the Los Angeles Lakers, Ingram has shown that he has a different playing style than the reigning Finals MVP. He is more of a slasher, and is at his best while driving to the basket, although he proved on Thursday night that he has also improved his outside shooting. Ingram nailed a cold-blooded 3-pointer against the Philadelphia 76ers with 0.8 seconds left, which turned out to be the game-winner.
Sixers head coach Brett Brown couldn't help but say that Ingram reminds him of a young Kevin Durant as well. He hinted that their games are very much alike, during the Golden State Warriors star forward's early days in the NBA.
A familiar comparison for Brandon Ingram. pic.twitter.com/J9z8BOlpEV
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 8, 2017
Brown's statement definitely says a lot about the promise he sees in Ingram. Not many can be compared to Durant, especially only playing in his sophomore year, but it also proves further that the 20-year-old has a bright future ahead of him. Ingram could see this as extra motivation to play even better, as having a career like Durant means a lot of success as a pro, and also becoming one of the best players in the world.