LOS ANGELES, California — Dream Big! After spending 10 years in the NBA G-League, Andre Ingram’s number was finally called after signing a 10-day contract on Monday with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Ingram didn’t dissappoint in debut on Tuesday night, and he scored 19 points on 6-of-8 from the field and 4-of-5 from three-point range in 29 minutes against the Houston Rockets. He was congratulated by CP3 upon entering the game with 1:53 left in the first quarter.
“I told him I heard about his story and that grind is unbelievable,” Paul said. “I told him much respect. Ten years grinding in the G League, finally getting an opportunity and to play like that — that’s pretty special.”
Ingram’s first NBA points would come in the second quarter on a three-point attempt – sinking it over Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute.
“It was open arms from everyone: all the teammates, all the coaches,” Ingram said. “Two games left in the season (and) they were telling me to shoot everything. I’m grateful to these guys, man.”
— NBA (@NBA) 11 april 2018