Not every player comes into the the NBA with the red carpet rolled out like a one and done lottery pick. Some spend years in the G-League (previously the D-League) just for a chance to get one shot.
Andre Ingram has spent 10 years riding buses in the NBA minors, starting back in 2007 when he caught on with the Jazz farm system. For the past 5 years he’s been playing for the South Bay Lakers. Last year he led the league in three point percentage.
Recently, the 32-year old veteran was called into what he thought was just another season ending exit interview when Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka showed up to offer him a contract for the final two games of the Lakers season.
In an age of athlete entitlement, this is a feel good story about perseverance and persistence in chasing a dream. Here’s to hoping Ingram shows out during his call up.
You stay on the grind and at the end of your 10th year, you finally get the call.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 10, 2018