Although the Lakers' playoff hopes have evaporated, they still have to play out their last 16 games of the regular season. However, with injuries shutting down both Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram for the rest of the season, the front office has been forced to dig deep into their bag and sign Andre Ingram from Los Angeles' G-League affiliate to a 10-day contract. 

While this is undoubtedly the final nail in Lakers' coffin, NBA fans took this opportunity to make light of this very dark situation by crowning the 33-year-old shooting guard the savior Los Angeles has been seeking. Ingram became a fan favorite last season when a similar situation led to Los Angeles to pull him up from the South Bay Lakers. He played the final two games of the Lakers' 2017-2018 season hitting four threes and scoring 19 points in his debut.

Andre Ingram is back in the @NBA!

Watch the exact moment he found out he was returning to the @Lakers.#LakeShow | #SBLakers pic.twitter.com/a9UzwfkRbc

— South Bay Lakers (@SouthBayLakers) March 11, 2019

Since entering what was then the D-League in 2007, Ingram has scored the fifth most points in the league's history in addition to winning the league's three-point contest in 2010 and 2016. Now, with a depleted Lakers roster, Ingram will have the opportunity to showcase his scoring ability.

Here's what Lakers fans have to say: