And, now, the 32-year-old - who had never played in an National Basketball Association game - will finally get the chance to add "Los Angeles Laker" to that list.
Ingram's fourth 3-pointer with 51 seconds left trimmed Houston's end in 102-99, nevertheless the Lakers didn't score as soon as extra.
Check out some of the highlights and reactions to Ingram's memorable debut below.
Ingram accomplished 6-for-Eight from the sector and made four out of 5 3-point makes an try, along with three rebounds, three blocked images and a steal. He didn't miss a single shot until the fourth quarter of the game.
Either you're a big fan of the G League and its record book, as Ingram holds the league record for the most made three-point field goals in a career (713), or you're one of the middle or high school math students he tutors. He was even serenaded to chants of "MVP" with the exact MVP front-runner, Rockets guard James Harden, on the an identical flooring.
Several NBA players, as well as Lakers' legend Kobe Bryant who felt as shocked and inspired by his performance, showed their appreciation to the 32-year-old on social media. "Ten years grinding in the G League, finally getting an opportunity and to play like that - that's pretty special".
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Ingram's Lakers teammates in Brook Lopez and Julius Randle were just as impressed.
"You don't make a lot of money when you're in the minor league system", Walton said. Just an inspirational story.
Randle said: "That's a testament to hard work, never giving up, and just sticking with it".
Ingram wasted no time sharing the news with his wife Marilee and told her to get on a plane and head to the City of Angels.
"From the team warm-ups, the atmosphere was electric".
After spending a decade in the G League, Ingram was called up by the Los Angeles Lakers for the remainder of the season. "I was prepared to go in there and talk about our G League season, and my bags were already packed I was supposed to leave the next afternoon I think", he explained.