#Roommates, no one is going to believe in your dreams more than yourself so never give up on what you really want out of life. 32-year-old ROOKIE Andre Ingram made his NBA debut yesterday after waiting 10 years to hit the court.
Andre spent the last 10 years playing in the NBA G League, which is the official MINOR league basketball organization, before getting the call he had been waiting a decade for!
Los Angeles promoted the 32-year-old Ingram from its South Bay affiliate for the final two games of another dismal Lakers regular season, and the G Leagues’ career leader in 3-pointers hit a 3 on his first NBA shot.
“I tried not to think about the first one going down,” he told reporters after the game against the Houston Rockets. “But to a man, everyone was like, ‘When you get it, just let it go!’ All the players, all the coaches. It was crazy. To see the first one go in, I felt great.”
He added: “It was excellent. Once we went out as a team for warmups, I just felt some electricity out there. It was amazing. The crowd, the lights, it was just once in a lifetime. It was awesome.”
What’s even more amazing about this is that Ingram had the people calling him ‘MVP’
“From the team warm-ups, the atmosphere was electric,” he said. “You could feel something in there. MVP chants, that’s just crazy.”
Chris Paul, who is also 32- but was playing his 892nd regular season game on Tuesday- welcomed Ingram with open arms.
“I told him I heard about his story and that grind is unbelievable,” Paul told reporters. “I told him, ‘Much respect.’ I mean, 10 years grinding in the G League, to finally get an opportunity and to play like that, it’s pretty special.”