This 32-year-old just became the oldest rookie in the NBA and he killed it in his first game.
Andre Ingram was playing 10 years in the NBA’s minor league and tutored math on the side to make ends meet. But on April 10, he finally got the call from the Lakers to be signed for the rest of the season.
The average age of an NBA rookie is 22 years old, so Ingram is making he debut a bit later than most. But that didn’t stop him from totally killing his first game against the Rockets, finishing with 19 points, 3 boards, and 3 blocks. His wife also flew in from Virginia to watch him play.
“When his said he’s being called up to the Lakers, I literally lost it and started screaming and it was just very emotional,” she explained. “But I am so thankful for this opportunity that you guys have given him.”
The Lakers awarded him with the game ball after — which was the perfect way to end an unforgettable debut. Ingram may have taken a bit longer than most to make his basketball debut, but his story proves that it’s never too late to make your dreams come true.