Rumor: Stephen A. Smith suggests Lakers’ Brandon Ingram isn’t happy
The Los Angeles Lakers are bound to miss the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season, and as fans’ frustrations continue to grow, so does the tensions inside the purple and gold’s locker room. There are now reports that one of the Lakers’ young core is no longer happy in Los Angeles.
According to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, he’s been hearing talks from his sources that third-year forward Brandon Ingram is no longer happy as a Laker.
“You’re hearing noise now that Brandon Ingram is not happy and that his father is talking to folks…”
For the past couple of years, Ingram was believed to be the future of the Lakers. A lot of people had high expectations for the former second overall pick, and he was starting to get his groove last season.
But then, LeBron James signed with the Lakers last summer, and Ingram’s role quickly changed from the team’s primary option on offense to just a second fiddle.
It took time for Ingram to finally adjust to LeBron’s playing style, and by the time he was already scoring at least 20 points per game, rumors of him being included in a package for New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis came out. From how it looked on the court, BI, along with the rest of the Lakers’ young core, didn’t take the trade rumors lightly.
It has been a rough season in Los Angeles, and if Ingram really isn’t happy, things could get a little more messy for the storied franchise.