LaMarcus Aldridge announces retirement from NBA

LaMarcus Aldridge retirement

Veteran basketball player, LaMarcus Aldridge, has announced his retirement from the NBA. The 37-year-old power forward made the announcement on Twitter. LaMarcus Aldridge retirement from the league is one that did not surprise many as the players is nearing age 40.

“In the words of TB12, you only get one big, emotional retirement… so, on that note…I’m thankful for all the memories, family and friends I made throughout my career. It was one hell of a ride and I enjoyed every min! 12,” Aldridge tweeted.

Throughout his career, Aldridge became a 7-time All-Star and a 5-time All-NBA member, he was also named the 2006-07 Rookie of the Year.

Aldridge was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2006 NBA draft, and played for the team till 2015. He then moved to the Spurs where he played six season. Aldridge, until 2022, was playing for the Brooklyn Nets where Ben Simmons and the controversial Kyrie Irving were his team mates.

Throughout his career of 16 years, Aldridge played a total of 1076 games. In these games, he averaged 19.1 points, 8.1 total rebounds and 1.9 assists.

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