Andre Ingram spent 10 years in the NBA Developmental League before finally getting the call to make his NBA debut for the Los Angeles Lakers at 32 — the oldest American rookie in the Association since at least 1964. Ingram, a guard for the South Bay Lakers G League squad, relives this legendary underdog story with Mike Hill on “The Players’ Platform.”
In his NBA debut for the Lakers on April 10, 2018, Ingram scored 19 points, shooting 75% from the field, connecting on 4-of-5 three-pointers to go along with three blocked shots. Ingram became an overnight sensation making sports headlines and infiltrating mainstream media the next day with his story. In this interview, he takes you deep inside his inspirational story of family, determination and perseverance. As Ingram approaches the age of 38, is his dream of returning to the NBA still alive? What does life after basketball look like, perhaps a book or movie on his story?