With nothing to lose as only a few days remain in their season and no playoffs in sight for the Lakers, they decided to do something pretty cool for 32-year-old Andre Ingram.
Ingram spent his entire career (10 seasons) in the development league (G league), and the Lakers gave him the chance of a lifetime.
Ingram took full advantage of his opportunity and finished with 19 points, three rebounds and three blocks in 29 minutes!
Check out some highlights from his game above:
Ingram kept his cool during the game:
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 actually is. It’s a basketball game, and I’m here to play. I’m excited to play, pretty relaxed, and feeling good.
Kobe Bryant even took to Twitter sharing the story:
Hopefully, we'll see more of Ingram in the future!