Pelicans’ Forward and veteran NBA player Garrett Temple felt devastated after seeing the damage inflicted on New Orleans and areas surrounding it by Hurricane Ida. The Forward recalls that his teammate Brandon Ingram felt the damage when the team had a look at the small towns and suburbs where the havoc created by the Hurricane could be seen easily. The hurricane hit the areas on 29th August this year.
I saw Brandon Ingram look at it a couple of times. He just looked at me and was shaking his head like, 'Damn, this is tough. This is tough. Again, a city like New Orleans or Baton Rouge, you don't really notice. But the smaller towns really get devastated. It's harder for them to come back. It takes longer for them to come back. If your eyes were out the window a little bit, you were able to see enough.
Garrett Temple, Forward, New Orleans Pelicans