Quinn Cook admits he was ‘obsessed’ with the Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers guard Quinn Cook hinted that signing with his new team this summer was a no-brainer.
Cook inked a two-year deal worth $6 million with the Lakers. The 26-year-old guard sounded like he really wanted to sign with Los Angeles, admitting that he grew up “obsessed” with the Purple and Gold franchise.
“I was obsessed with the Lakers,” Cook admitted via Ryan Ward of ClutchPoints. “My dad really instilled it in me. I had a fun childhood rooting for the Lakers.”
The former Duke University standout cited that his father was really a big Lakers fan since the time of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabar and James Worthy. It is the main reason why he also grew up rooting for the stories Los Angeles franchise.
Cook is expected to play a backup role with the Lakers and will likely get a lot of scoring chances. Los Angeles primarily signed Cook because of his shooting ability, which is what they need knowing that opposing defenses will often collapse to their superstar duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
The three-year veteran spent the last two seasons with the Golden State Warriors. He had his best year in the league in 2018, when he averaged 9.5 points on top of 2.7 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game. He shot 48.4 percent from the field, including a 44.2 clip from beyond the arc.