League Veteran Andre Ingram Drops 19 in NBA Debut

League Veteran Andre Ingram Drops 19 in NBA Debut

League Veteran Andre Ingram Drops 19 in NBA Debut

Ingram scored 19 points, assisted once, rebounded thrice, stole once, and blocked thrice in his 29-minute professional debut.

And the 32-year-old former Perth Wildcat didn't disappoint, dropping 19 points to go with three blocks and three steals.

Speaking to TNT, Ingram, who additionally works as a mathematics tutor for middle and high school students during the season, revealed his "bags were packed" as what he thought would be an exit interview turned into his first National Basketball Association deal. After spending a decade in the G League, Ingram was called up by the Los Angeles Lakers for the remainder of the season.

The crowd started chanting "MVP!" as the visibly gray-haired father of two shot a sizzling six-for-eight from the floor with four out of five of those from the three-point line. "Just an inspirational story".

Andre Ingram is making the most of his license to shoot the lights out.

Several NBA players, as well as Lakers' legend Kobe Bryant who felt as shocked and inspired by his performance, showed their appreciation to the 32-year-old on social media.

"It was once in a lifetime", Ingram told ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk.

"It's been a joy", said Ingram, whose wife and kids were on hand to watch his long-awaited night. "We've just got to pick it up by committee". But in the first half, the Rockets lost backup forward Luc Mbah a Moute to a dislocated right shoulder while dunking in this meaningless game.

Lakers: Ball missed his seventh straight game with a bruised left knee, while Ingram has played just two games since March 1 due to a groin strain and an apparent concussion.

And it wasn't only his teammates and family who were congratulating him. He is the G-League all-time leader in three-pointers with 713 and boasts a career of average of 46.4 percent for field goals and 46.1 percent for three pointers.

The Rockets are locked into the top seed in the Western Conference, but coach Mike D'Antoni still kept his regular starters and rotation.

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