Buddy Hield Thinks He’s Perfect to Replace Kobe


He (Buddy Hield) knows the consensus from around the league is that the Lakers probably will take Duke forward Brandon Ingram.

But that hasn’t stopped Hield and his representatives from making a push to have him put on a Lakers’ uniform.

“The Lakers are losing Kobe. They need a scorer. So why not?” Hield said. “Why not come in and fill in his spot? I’m a confident player. I’ve been under pressure my whole life, just overcoming obstacles. I know this is a [big] market and everybody with the Lakers is expecting to win. So I’m a player that comes expecting to win right away.”

Source: Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times

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