Los Angeles based American professional basketball team, Lakers committed to one of the best sports storylines in recent memory by appointing Andre Ingram from their South Bay affiliate of the G League.
32-year-old Andre Ingram got called up to the Lakers on Monday for his first NBA action as the oldest American rookie in the league in more than 50 years. He spent 10 seasons in the development league with paying for both the Lakers’ D-Fenders and South Bay teams.
Andre Ingram kept up the good work in the second half to finish the game with 19 points, three rebounds and three blocks in 29 minutes. Ingram was one of the few Lakers who conducted an exit interview prior to Wednesday’s regular-season finale against the Clippers.
Andre Ingram said, “I got a lot of rest, which was good. I’ve been advised to just keep the phone off and do my best to focus and settle in on what this is.” Further, he said, “It’s a basketball game, and I’m here to play. I’m excited to play, pretty relaxed, and feeling good.”
Ingram stated, “I cut the phone off, cut the highlights off. I will give it a look at some point, I’m sure.” He said, “I received hundreds of text messages.”