Andre Ingram’s story reads like a Hollywood movie script, and I expect that someday it’ll become just that.

How else do you explain the 32-year-old never playing in an NBA game until Tuesday night after 10 years spent grinding in the G-League, to get called up for an NBA debut with Magic Johnson as your general manager?

Ingram looked like he belonged from the start, as he scored 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting while adding three rebounds, three blocks, and an assist in the Los Angeles Lakers' loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.
“The coaches and every teammate, to a T, said, ‘Look when you get it, whenever you touch it, let it go,'” Ingram told ESPN’s Stan Verrett during an in-studio interview on “SportsCenter.”
The Staples Center crowd cheered for Ingram when he entered late in the first quarter, and Rockets star point Chris Paul also showed big love:


As did Kobe Bryant:


And Luke Walton:


The 32-year-old guard suited up for LA after previous stops with the Utah Flash, Los Angeles D-Fenders, and South Bay Lakers. He will get one more shot on Wednesday night when the Lakers close out their season versus the Clippers in Staples Center.



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