Andre Ingram made his NBA debut with the Lakers at 32 years old!! He had been in the development league for 10 years, and just kept trying. Ingram’s path has all the elements you need for a good show on the silver screen. When he wasn’t making $19,000 a year in the minor leagues, the Richmond, Va. native, moonlighted as a math tutor as a way to make extra money while also caring for his wife and young daughter. Along the way, he became the most prolific three-point shooter in the history of what is now called the G-League (713 over 10 years). When the Lakers suffered late-season injuries and needed another capable body for the final few games of their season, Ingram finally got the call.
He played great, ending up with 19 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 blocks. The crowd was so into it that they were chanting 'MVP' when he was shooting free throws. What a great story of perseverance.