LaMarcus Aldridge retirement U-turn

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36 years old American professional basketball player, LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge was born July 19, 1985.

LaMarcus Aldridge is currently a player for the Brooklyn Nets.

Due to an irregular heartbeat, he retired after two weeks, but made a U-turn to the Nets the following season after gaining medical clearance.

For two years he played college basketball at the Texas Longhorns’ basketball team.

Aldridge was selected second overall in the 2006 NBA draft.

And after nine seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, he signed with the San Antonio Spurs in 2015.

In March 2021, he signed with the Brooklyn Nets after the Spurs bought out his contract.


LaMarcus Aldridge attended Seagoville High School where he was regarded as a five-star recruit by, Aldridge was listed as the no. 4 best center and the no. 16 player in the nation in 2004.

He will then go on to attend the University of Texas at Austin.

He declared for the 2004 NBA draft but ultimately withdrew his name.

According to reports, Shaquille O’Neal’s personal counsel that he should go to college and then examine his NBA possibilities affected Aldridge’s initial decision to attend college rather than enter the pro ranks straight out of high school.

However, after his second year with the Longhorns ended in April 2006, Aldridge declared that he would quit college to join the 2006 NBA draft.

The Chicago Bulls would go on to select Aldridge second overall in the 2006 NBA draft, but his rights were quickly dealt to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for their pick, Tyrus Thomas, and Viktor Khryapa.

In the 2005 Eddy Curry deal, the Bulls received the pick from the New York Knicks.

Aldridge was runner-up to Kevin Love for the Most Improved Player Award in the 2010-11 season.

With ten rebounds against the Orlando Magic on March 20, 2015, Aldridge became the Trail Blazers’ all-time rebound leader.

Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers were cooling off following a 30–11 start to the season when shooting guard Wesley Matthews, whom Aldridge described as “the heart and soul” of the team, tore his Achilles tendon against the Dallas Mavericks on March 5 and missed the rest of the season and playoffs.

After that, the Blazers went 21–20 in their remaining 41 games. The Blazers were outplayed and outmatched by the Memphis Grizzlies in five games in the playoffs.


LaMarcus Aldridge moved on to the San Antonio Spurs after 9 seasons in Portland since his draft year.

He signed a four-year, $80 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs.

In the 2019-20 season in a game against the Golden State Warriors, Aldridge collected his 8,000th career rebound.

He became the first player in the NBA to score 18,000 or more points and grab 8,000 or more rebounds since 2006.

In March 2021, he signed with the Brooklyn Nets after the Spurs bought out his contract.
On October 29, Aldridge scored 21 points in a 105–98 win over the Indiana Pacers, reaching 20,000 career points.


Aldridge’s Retirement and Comeback?

Due to an irregular heartbeat, LaMarcus Aldridge retired after two weeks, but returned to the Nets the following season after gaining medical clearance.

What is his Net worth?

LaMarcus Aldridge has a net worth of $40 million as of 2022.


What is LaMarcus Aldridge’s Contract?

The center  has a 1-Year, $2.6M Contract After Being Cleared.

Aldridge’s cousin, Marlon Hairston, is a midfielder for Columbus Crew SC of Major League Soccer.

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