Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant took in the NCAA Tournament Regional in Anaheim over the weekend, getting a close look at Oklahoma Sooners star Buddy Hield. Even though he only saw two games, Bryant was quick to praise Hield.
“Heck of a performance, man,” said Bryant. “That’s the kind of fault you want. He looked phenomenal.”
As for his NBA future? Bryant had even bigger things to say about Hield.
“[He's] a franchise player. Those aren’t easy to find. But this is the Lakers organization and this is what we expect here.
“Same way he’s playing in college is the same way I anticipate him playing in the league. I don’t think it’s overly complicated. People tend to overthink players a lot. People try to nitpick. It’s easy. The guy can play, he can play. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. He’ll be just fine.”
Hield is projected to be a top 10 pick in the NBA Draft this summer, but the Lakers will only have a pick if it lands in the top three. Safe to say, Bryant will be campaigning for this then former team to draft the Oklahoma star.Back to the Los Angeles Lakers Newsfeed