Andre Ingram to throw out first pitch at Dodger Stadium
Hard work and perseverance always pay off at the end. Andre Ingram spent 10 years in the G League carrying fantasies of making it to the NBA. He did achieve this goal. But it seems that things are just getting started for the Lakers’ 32-year-old rookie.
As reported by Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times, Ingram is set to throw the first pitch at the Dodgers game tomorrow:
Andre Ingram will be throwing the first pitch at Dodger stadium tomorrow.
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) April 12, 2018
The first pitch is usually reserved for VIPs. In Dodger stadium’s history, several notable people who have thrown the first pitch include Lonzo Ball, Paul Pierce, Jessica Alba, and Gennady Golovkin.
This is the latest news on what has been a life-changing week for Ingram. As most NBA fans already know, Ingram signed with the Lakers for two games.
In his first game, he scored 19 points. And according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN, these points were the most in a debut that occurred after the All-Star break in the past 50 seasons, second to Danny Finn’s 28 points in 1953.
After the game, Ingram expressed his gratitude and overall experience in finally achieving his dream:
“It’s been a joy,” said Ingram, whose wife and kids were on hand to watch his long-awaited night. “Ten years in the D League, but it wasn’t like 10 hateful years or years I didn’t enjoy. I enjoyed my time in the league and all of my teammates, and I heard from every one of them.”
As the adage goes, good things come to those to wait. The Lakers have not decided if they’ll sign Ingram for next year. Everyone hopes they do. But if not, Ingram can still proudly say that he played in the world’s biggest basketball stage. Nobody can take that away from him.