Resilient, persistent G League veteran Andre Ingram finally realizes his NBA dream –

It’s so rare, in our hot-take, quick-to-outrage world, that there comes a story that everyone can feel good about and not carp about on Twitter. It’s not that you’re a cynic about these things, but people, being people, are human. They’re fallible. They make mistakes in judgment that can be disappointing. But Ingram produces similar reactions in everyone — genuine joy at his accomplishment, given the work he put in over a decade to get here.

Called up by the Lakers from their G League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers, to play the last two games of the NBA season, Ingram didn’t just show up. He thrived as if channeling Roy Hobbs. Against the best team in the league, the Houston Rockets, he scored 19 points on 6 of 8 shooting, including 4 of 5 on 3-pointers. The next night, against the LA Clippers, he didn’t shoot it as well, making just 2 of 9 shots. But he had six assists, three rebounds and two steals, finishing with a +23 in 35 minutes on the floor.

Andre Ingram put on a scoring show in a loss to the Lakers.

And he handled all of it the same way he’s handled everything since his days at AU (2003-07), where he’s still fifth on the school’s all-time scoring list and was a three-time all-Patriot League selection.

“I listened to myself when I was interviewed by somebody about him,” said his coach at AU, Jeff Jones, on Sunday. “I’m sure there are people out there who will read it and go ‘okay, right.’ But it’s one of those things. He’s special … he’s just one of those people who, he’s a better person than the rest of us”

Jones, now the coach at Old Dominion, invited Ingram to work his camp last

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