Rising Los Angeles Lakers star Brandon Ingram claims he and teammate Lonzo Ball are not that much into sneakers talk but he remains open to potentially luring the UCLA product to the Adidas family. Ingram, the second overall pick of the 2016 NBA draft, signed a five-year contract, worth $2 million annually with Adidas last November.

On the other side, Ball has yet to strike a deal with any major shoe company since he was selected at number two by the Purple and Gold this past draft.

The 19-year-old represents the Big Baller Brand -- the brand owned by his family -- but he seems to be open to switching brands if the right offer arrives. One of the reasons why the guard hasn't yet signed a deal was that his well-known outspoken dad, LaVar Ball, demanded a one-billion dollar shoe contract.

Ben. Golliver of Sports Illustrated claimed that Ingram "doesn't generally speak" to Ball about kicks, he would be "happy" to pitch the 19-year-old to Adidas, revealed Trevor Lane of Lakers Nation.

Every ballers dream

Former Duke Blue Devil Ingram insists that there was nothing wrong in rising guard Ball using different kicks for each NBA Las Vegas Summer League game. Ball wore a Big Baller Brand pair in the opening game before appearing in Adidas, Nike and Under Armour sneakers as the competition progressed. The 19-year-old's move was seen as a tactic to lure big companies to give him a lucrative offer.

Ball shined in Las Vegas, leading the Lakers to the championships and claiming the MVP award.

The guard's official signature shoes drew much attentioj in recent months as they cost $495.

''As kids, we dream of playing in different basketball players' shoes," Ingram acknowledged. "He is just playing game smart from the business side and the basketball side."

Focused on more important stuff

Lakers duo Ingram and Ball are all about real business since Ingram says he and Ball rather talk about "killing the next opponent" than they do speaking about basketball kicks as that's more of a "fan thing."

The Purple and Gold hope they have a future superstar pair in Ingram and Ball as the two are widely seen as one of the most talented players in the NBA.

Ingram claimed he and Ball don't talk about basketball kicks, and added: "We talk about basketball and how we want to kill the next opponent or just staff away from basketball.

However, the forward revealed he and Ball may open that type of conversation sometimes but it is not like the fans do.

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