LaMarcus Aldridge

Team Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets
Position Power Forward
Born Jul 19, 1985
Nationality United States United States
Nickname L-A
Team History
Brooklyn Nets Nets 2021 - present
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 2015 - 2021
Portland Trail Blazers Portland Trail Blazers 2006 - 2015

LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge was born on July 19, 1985, in Dallas, Texas. Currently, he is a power forward/center for the Brooklyn Nets.

Aldridge attended Seagoville High School, where he was named a Parade All-American and Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) Class 4A Player of the Year. He graduated in 2004 and then attended the University of Texas at Austin. He had declared for the 2004 NBA Draft but ultimately withdrew his name. In April 2006, near the end of his second year at UT, Aldridge announced that he would leave college to enter the 2006 NBA Draft.

Aldridge was drafted 2nd overall in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls, then traded them to the Portland Trailbazers for Tyrus Thomas and Viktor Khryapa. He missed the first seven games of the 2006-07 NBA season due to off-season shoulder surgery. After starting center Joel Przybilla was injured in February, 2007, he was named to the starting center position

On March 31, 2007, in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers, he was taken to Providence Hospital in Portland for shortness of breath and irregular heartbeat. He was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome on April 9, 2007, and missed the remaining eight games of the 2006-07 Season.

Aldridge was one of six players named to the 2007 NBA All-Rookie first team; he tied for fifth place along with Toronto Raptors player Jorge Garbajosa.

In the 2007-08 Season, LaMarcus had increased playing time during his second season, with career highs in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals. He finished third in voting for the Most Improved Player award. He eventually improved in the next season and adjusted well into a more defensive pressure.

During the 2009 to 2010 season, he had more playing minutes as Greg Ogden suffered from an injury. In the next season, he was a runner-up for the Most Improved Player Award and was an exceptional player and leader. Aldridge had a career-high of eight assists in a game against the Atlanta Hawks in the 2012 to 2013 Season. He was also named into the All-Star Games. In the 2013 to 2014 Season, he achieved five straight double-doubles and became the first player in team history to record at least 30 points and 25 rebounds in a single game.

In the 2014 to 2015 Season, he recorded 11,333 career points and became the second player on the team’s all-time scoring list. On July 2015, Aldridge was acquired by the San Antonio Spurs. He scored season-high 41 points even while being bothered by hand injuries.

Aldridge became the second-highest scoring Spur in a match against the Chicago Bulls in the 2016 to 2014 Season. For the 10th straight season, he was able to reach 1,000 points. In the 2017 to 2018 Season, he recorded his 7,000th career rebound and was named as the sole NBA player with 16,000 points and more than 7,000 rebounds in the history of the league.

Career Accomplishments:• 6-time NBA All-Star (2012–2016, 2018)• 2-time All-NBA Second Team (2015, 2018)• 3-time All-NBA Third Team (2011, 2014, 2016)• NBA All-Rookie First Team (2007)• Third-team All-American – NABC (2006)• First-team All-Big 12 (2006)• Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2006)• Big 12 All-Defensive Team (2006)• McDonald’s All-American (2004)

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