"A friend of mine has a house with a basketball court and a pool. The guys go over and play basketball; I lay by the pool and nap in the sun. That defines me. That's consistent with who I am. I don't pretend to play basketball because I wanna feel like one of the guys. I wanna lay in the sun and relax."
He means he wants to lie in the sun. Honestly! Lay is the past tense of lie, but he's talking in the present tense. In the present tense, one can only use lay if one is laying an object such as an egg. Ryan looks like a lot of things, but hen is not one of them. Usually.