"I tried to not think about the first one going down", he suggested reporters after the game in opposition to the Houston Rockets.
The Lakers signed Ingram for the final two games of the 2017-18 season on Monday in a rather feel-good fashion.
The Los Angeles Lakers guard enjoyed an unforgettable National Basketball Association debut Tuesday night, scoring 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including four 3-pointers.
The American University graduate who holds a degree in physics was all set to head back home to his family after the season ended for the South Bay Lakers.
On Tuesday night, Ingram, the G League's all-time leader in made 3-pointers, made his debut, and he did not disappoint.
Ingram hit his first four shots after coming off the bench in the second quarter, and finished with 19 points in the Lakers' 105-99 loss to the Rockets.
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Ideal mixture The skipper Gautam Gambhir looked good and determined during his 55 and Rishabh Pant and Morris too contributed. Dhawal Kulkarni and Ben Laughlin carry RR past the finish line, ending their innings with the score of 125/9.
Paul, who top-scored with 22 points for the Rockets, spoke to Ingram - the subject of MVP chants from Lakers fans - at the scorers' table during the match.
After the game, Ingram expressed that the moment was indeed his chance to live out his dreams.
"My story is endurance, the full story of it is", Ingram told the TNT crew after the game. "Like I said [to myself], 'Make the free throw, make the free throw, make the free throw'". But I didn't want to try to. Once we went out as a team for warmups, I just felt some electricity out there.
"Once I talked to Magic and everything, I was, I don't know, just emotions were flowing, and I didn't want to stop it", he said, referring to Lakers president Magic Johnson. "I suggested him, 'Rather a lot respect.' I indicate, 10 years grinding throughout the G League, to lastly get a risk and to play like that, it's pretty explicit".
Players from around the league were inspired by Ingram's debut. "You're playing a insane schedule, you're in small towns, and you're just constantly waiting for other people to think you're good enough". That can get mentally tough.
After spending a decade in the G League, Ingram was called up by the Los Angeles Lakers for the remainder of the season. If ever a man wanted to convince his employer that they made the right decision in hiring him, Ingram left no room for doubt.
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