The 32-year-old Ingram holds the all-time G League record for most 3-pointers made, and he showed just why, drilling his first four shots on Tuesday night against the Rockets, including three from deep, shooting 6-of-8 from the field, 4-of-5 from deep, and a flawless 3-of-3 from the stripe.
Although the Lakers lost 105-99, Ingram will have one more shot at helping the team get a win. Ingram finished 6 for 8 from the field and 4 for 5 on 3-pointers along with three rebounds, three blocked shots and a steal.
After the game, Ingram was of course the star of the Lakers' locker room. "Once we went out as a team for warm-ups, I just felt some electricity out there". And he sent the Staples Center crowd into a frenzy with each shot made, even being serenaded with "MVP" chants with the actual MVP front-runner, Rockets guard James Harden, on the same floor. "Just an inspirational story".
Since graduating from America University in 2007, Ingram has spent his entire career in the NBA's developmental league, including four seasons with the now-defunct Utah Flash, five seasons with the Los Angeles D-Fenders, and a season with the South Bay Lakers, who he played for this year. Ingram has to somehow come up with an encore in the Lakers' season finale against the LA Clippers on Wednesday.
Ingram's Lakers teammates and other National Basketball Association players reacted in awe to his incredible debut. But that didn't stop Ingram, watched by his wife and kids, enjoying the experience.
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And it wasn't only his teammates and family who were congratulating him.
The 32-year-old is averaging 10.2 points and shooting 46.1 percent on 3-pointers. Jeremy Lin tweeted that Ingram was "too good" as he scored 11 points in his first six minutes of play.