Andre Ingram admits this year’s Lakers call-up ‘means a little more’
Although G League lifer and current Los Angeles Lakers guard Andre Ingram has only encountered a brief stay atop the NBA level during his professional basketball career, he has become somewhat of a living legend due to his performance against the Houston Rockets from last year.
Once again called up to the world’s biggest stage in Los Angeles, Ingram recently admitted that his latest promotion is a little bit sweeter than his first.
“Last year was amazing, but this year, it means a little more,” Ingram told reporters on Tuesday, via Kyle Goon of the Southern California News Group. “This is not just an Andre Ingram Day, it’s a Los Angeles Lakers game that you need to win, and this trip will be a good one to get some wins on. So that’s really the focus.”
Andre Ingram, who plays for the G League’s South Bay Lakers, was signed to a 10-day contract by the Lakers earlier this week.
In the two games he played for the Purple and Gold to close out the 2017-18 campaign, Ingram averaged 12.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks. In his NBA debut, though, he scored 19 points and hit four of his five 3-point attempts against the Rockets.
It is also worth mentioning that as it stands today, the 33-year-old Ingram is notably the G League’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made.
The Lakers’ active roster currently stands at 17 players, thanks to the recent addition of Ingram.