In the NBA, LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets. He was born on July 19, 1985. (NBA). In college, he played for the Texas Longhorns for two years. Aldridge was chosen second in the 2006 NBA draught. The San Antonio Spurs signed him in 2015 after he spent nine years with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Afterward, he signed with the Brooklyn Nets in March 2021. After two weeks, he had to stop because he had an irregular heartbeat. The next season, he played for the Nets again after getting medical permission.
Aldridge has been named to five All-NBA teams and is a seven-time NBA All-Star. His signature fadeaway jump shot is what makes him so well-known.
Childhood & Early Life
- At the start of the summer of July 19, 1985, LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge was born to Marvin and Georgia Aldridge. He was a big football fan as a child.
- He was a huge fan of the Cowboys, a team that could win the Super Bowl.
- She and her brother, LaVontae, were both big fans of the game. His father played high school basketball hoops and so did LaMarcus.
- Aldridge joined his first basketball league when he was in fourth grade, and he played for the first time.
- Her husband kicked her son out of the house because of the alcoholism of his father.
- When Aldridge was younger, his older brother, LaVontae, taught him how to play basketball.
LaMarcus Aldridge Biography Facts & Profile
|Full Name:||LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge|
|Birthday:||July 19, 1985 (age 36 years)|
|Place of Birth:||Dallas, Texas, United States of America|
|Height:||6 feet 11 inches|
|Weight:||240 Ibs (109 kg)|
|Education:||Seagoville High School, University of Texas, Austin|
|Parents:||Marvin Aldridge (father), Georgia Aldridge(mother)|
|Children:||Jaylen Lea Aldridge, LaMarcus Aldridge Sr.|
|Net Worth:||$40 million|
|Current Team:||San Antonio Spurs|
High School Basketball
Aldridge was a second-team Parade All-American at Seagoville High School when he was in high school.
He was a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, and he was ranked as the No. 4 and No. 16 player in the country in 2004.
- Aldridge went to school at the University of Texas.
- He said he was going to play in the NBA draught in 2004, but then he changed his mind.
- Shaquille O’Neal told him that he should go to college and then see if he could play in the NBA.
- in his second year at college, Aldridge finally said “yes” to being in the 2006 NBA draught.
- Aldridge was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 and was named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team.
- It was from 2006 to 2015 that the Trail Blazers were in the NBA. Aldridge was chosen by the Chicago Bulls in the 2006 NBA draught as the second-best player.
- In the next trade, he was sent to the Portland Trail Blazers.
- It took Aldridge seven games to make his NBA debut in 2006–2007 because he hurt his shoulder in the off-season.
- Aldridge was named to the NBA All-Rookie team in 2007 and was on the first team.
- In his second season, he played better and had more points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals than he did in his first.
- This is how the NBA Most Improved Player Award voting went: He came in 3rd place.
- In the 2008–2009 season, Aldridge only missed one game. This was the first time he almost played a full season.
- This is what Aldridge did in October of the 2009–2010 season. He signed a five-year deal worth $65 million with the Portland Trail Blazers.
- When Aldridge won Player of the Month for the Portland Blazers in the 2010–2011 season, he was the third player from the team to do so.
- At the end of the regular season, Aldridge came in third for the Most Improved Player Award. He was also named to the All-NBA Third Team.
- It was in the 2011–2012 season that Aldridge was named a reserve on the Western Conference All-Stars.
- In the 2012–2013 season, he was named to the All-Star team for the second time.
- People said that Aldridge was going to leave Portland in 2013.
San Antonio Spurs (2015–present)
- On July 9, 2015, Aldridge signed a four-year $80 million deal.
- In the first game he played for the Spurs, he played against the OKC Thunder.
- In February, he was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for that week.
- In March of the 2016-2017 season, Aldridge was out of action for good because he had a minor heart arrhythmia. On the 15th of that month, he was cleared to play again.
- In October, he signed a three-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs.
- This happened in January 2018. The Western Conference All-Star was named in January 2018.
- First in the NBA: He scored 16,000 points and grabbed 7000 rebounds since he started working in the league in 1996.
- He also became the 27th player in NBA history to score more than 16,000 points and block more than 900 shots.
- On March 21, he did it in a game against the Washington Wizards, and he did it again.
- During the 2018–2019 season, Aldridge became the only NBA player since 2006 to score 18,000 points with 7,500 rebounds.
Brooklyn Nets (2021–present)
- When Aldridge signed with the Brooklyn Nets in 2021, it was on March 28, 2021. On April 1, he played his first game for the Nets.
- He scored 11 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and set a season-high with six assists in a 111–89 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
- On April 15, Aldridge said he was retiring because of health problems caused by an irregular heartbeat.
- On September 3, 2021, Aldridge re-signed with the Nets after he was given the OK to play professional basketball again.
- October 22 was a good day for Aldridge. He scored 23 points in a win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
- On October 29, Aldridge scored 21 points in a 105–98 win over the Indiana Pacers, making him the first player in NBA history to score 20,000 points.
Just a skinny kid from Texas!! Blessed 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/ZE7IRy8dr9
— LaMarcus Aldridge (@aldridge_12) October 30, 2021
Achievements & Awards
- McDonald’s All-American (2004)
- Second-team Parade All-American (2004)
- 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)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (2007)
- 3-times All-NBA Third Team (2011, 2014, 2016)
- 2-times All-NBA Second Team (2015, 2018)
- 7-times NBA All-Star (2012–2016, 2018, 2019)