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Viral video shows Brandon Ingram mirroring Kobe Bryant’s basketball moves

Brandon Ingram has clearly learned a lot from his idol Kobe Bryant.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant and New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram

Kobe Bryant and Brandon Ingram

A viral video recently made rounds on social media that showed Brandon Ingram moving similarly to the late Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant.

It was definitely an impressive compilation of clips of Ingram hitting fadeaway shots, dunking, and creating shots like Bryant. The eerie resemblance has had netizens losing their minds.

Idolizing Kobe

Ingram currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans, making a name for himself as one of the most explosive wing players in the league. But there was a time he wore the Purple and Gold.

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The Duke University product made his way to the Association after the Lakers selected him as the No. 2 overall selection of the 2016 NBA Draft. It was a dream come true for the lanky forward, as he considered Bryant his favorite player of all time.

The 6-foot-8 was starting to come into his own when the franchise traded him to the Pelicans as part of the trade package that brought Anthony Davis to Los Angeles in the 2019 offseason.

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In hindsight, the deal has surely benefitted both the Lakers and Ingram. The organization brought home the title that same season thanks largely to Davis' strong performance.

On the other hand, Ingram has flourished in New Orleans. In the past three seasons, he has averaged 23.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per contest. He also earned an All-Star berth in 2020.

Still, some fans are probably wondering how Ingram's career would have turned out if he had been given a chance to be the man in Los Angeles like his idol Bryant before him.

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