Chris Paul tweets congratulations to Lakers' Andre Ingram on National Basketball Association debut

Chris Paul tweets congratulations to Lakers' Andre Ingram on National Basketball Association debut

After 10-years in the National Basketball Association development league and a record 713 three-pointers made, 32-year-old Andre Ingram became the NBA's oldest American rookie since 1964 on Tuesday night, and he did it while dropping 19 points for the Los Angeles Lakers against the NBA's top team, the Houston Rockets, in his debut.

It may not have had the fairytale ending of a win for the point guard on the night, as the Lakers lost 105-99 to the Rockets at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but he was still a shining star on the court which everyone appreciated. His 19 points were the most by a Laker in his first career game since Nick Van Exel dropped 23 in 1993.

In addition to the hot shooting, Ingram also pulled down three rebounds, handed out one assist and added one steal and three blocks as well. His rookie debut rivaled Lakers legends Magic Johnson and Jerry West. Ingram's performance earned him the team ball and it took all of 29 minutes to get the job done. Once we went out as a team for warmups, I just felt some electricity out there.

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In that time, however, he has undertaken more distant trips to Europe, Asia and the Middle East on several occassions. The U.S.is working to coordinate Latin American countries on a pressure campaign against Venezuela's government.

Paul, like many others, was in awe of Ingram's inspirational story, which went viral Monday. After spending ten seasons in the G League (formerly known as the D League), Andre Ingram finally got his call. Kuzma (sprained ankle) was ruled out for Tuesday night's loss against Houston and is unlikely to play in Wednesday's season finale against the Los Angeles Clippers. The crowd even chanted 'MVP!' in his direction. But that didn't stop Ingram, watched by his wife and kids, enjoying the experience.

"That's a testament to hard work, never giving up, and just sticking with it", said Julius Randle, who scored 17 points.

And that was just his first game. His recent season with the South Bay Lakers was his 10th in the G-League. He is a career 46.1 percent shooter from the 3-point line.

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