The general consensus heading into the 2016 NBA Draft was that two players held star potential — LSU’s Ben Simmons and Duke’s Brandon Ingram. The former went to the Philadelphia 76ers with the first overall pick, which left the Los Angeles Lakers to pick Ingram at No. 2. The franchise’s millions of fans seem pretty happy about it, with Ingram set to join a young team looking to rebuild around high-potential options and new head coach Luke Walton in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s retirement.
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We will have to wait several seasons to see if Simmons or Ingram ends up as the better player. For now, though, it’s clear the Ingram has the more aggressive style in clothes. While Simmons opted for a pretty standard three-piece navy suit, Ingram went for the boldest look of the whole draft:
If you can’t tell, that’s a wild snakeskin-effect jacket with a chain at the collar in place of a tie. Most 18-year-olds do not have the confidence to pull off something so crazy, but most teenagers don’t get taken in the top two of the draft.
Whatever the case, there are probably a lot of Lakers fans who appreciate Ingram’s sense of style. If Nick Young manages to avoid a trade this summer, Ingram will have a least one teammate who does, too.
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