The big man from the Nets, LaMarcus Aldridge, retired this Thursday from the NBA
LaMarcus Aldridge retired this Thursday, citing an irregular heartbeat that forced the 15-year veteran to miss the last two games.
Aldridge made the announcement in a statement on his Twitter account, noting that he last played April 10 against the Los Angeles Lakers while dealing with the heart condition.
— LaMarcus Aldridge (@aldridge_12) April 15, 2021
A seven-time All-Star and two-time All-NBA second-team selection, Aldridge enjoyed his best years with the Portland Trail Blazers and Spurs. The Texas Longhorns product was drafted with the second pick in 2006 by the Chicago Bulls and subsequently traded to Portland for fourth overall pick Tyrus Thomas and Viktor Khryapa.
Aldridge finished his career with averages of 19.4 points, 8.2 rebounds in 1029 games played.