LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player. He was born on 19 July 1985 (age 35 years), in Dallas, Texas, United States.
Aldridge attended Seagoville High School. While in high school, Aldridge became a member of the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) Class 4A Player of the Year. He was also Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com and was listed as the No. 4 best center and the No. 16 player in the nation in 2004.
Aldridge attended the University of Texas at Austin.
Aldridge first played for the Portland Trail Blazers from the year 2006-2015. Aldridge missed the first seven games of the 2006-07 NBA season due to off-season shoulder surgery but returned ahead of schedule due to an injury by fellow rookie teammate Brandon Roy. Aldridge made an immediate impact on offense, averaging 8.4 points on 54% shooting from the field through his first 14 games.
On March 31, 2007, in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers, Aldridge 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 and missed the remaining eight games of the 2006–07 season.
Aldridge started 22 games his rookie season.
In late October 2009, Aldridge signed a five-year $65 million contract extension with Portland Brazers. Aldridge further emerged as both a player and a leader after Brandon Roy went out with knee problems in December 2010. After Roy retired due to chronic knee problems and Oden, who had only played in 82 games in the previous four seasons, had yet another setback in his effort to rehabilitate his knees. Aldridge was named a reserve on the Western Conference All-Star team in 2012.
On March 20, 2015, Aldridge became the Trail Blazers’ all-time leader in rebounds by recording 10 against the Orlando Magic.
On July 9, 2015, Aldridge signed a four-year, $80 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs. He has been playing in this club ever since. He made his debut for the Spurs in the team’s season opener on October 28 against the Oklahoma City Thunder and in just under 32 minutes of action, he recorded 11 points and 5 rebounds in a 112–106 loss. On November 11, he returned to Portland for the first time as a Spur, recording 23 points and 6 rebounds in a 113–101 win over his former team.
On Wednesday, The San Antonio Spurs and veteran power forward/center LaMarcus have mutually agreed that he will not return to the team, coach Gregg Popovich announced before Wednesday night’s 115-104 to the Dallas Mavericks.
Aldridge, 35, a seven-time All-Star, has been given permission to “work on some opportunities elsewhere,” although he officially remains on the Spurs’ roster for now.
- NBA All-Star: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
- All-NBA Second Team: 2015, 2018
- All-NBA Third Team: 2011, 2014, 2016
- NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2007
- Western Conference Player of the Month; February 2011
- Western Conference Player of the Week;
- January 17–23, 2011
- February 7–13, 2011
- March 11–17, 2013
- November 18–24, 2013
- December 2–8, 2013
- December 9–15, 2013
- December 1–7, 2014
- December 15–21, 2014
- February 1–7, 2016
- March 19–25, 2018
Aldrige’s personal Life
Regarding his personal life, Aldridge is neither married nor single. Currently, he is living happily with his girlfriend with whom he shares a son. Furthermore, he also has a son from his previous relationship.
Aldridge has appeared in two episodes of Portlandia: season 2 episode 8, attending the 10th anniversary of the bookstore Women and Women First with Penny Marshall, and season 4 episode 7, “Trail Blazers.”
He is estimated at about $40 million. He also has an expiring contract of $24 million salary, with the San Antonio Spurs.
Lifestyle and Cars
Born in the Dallas suburbs, the player purchased a home in Southlake in 2011.
What to say about his amazing car collection, which model to name first, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, and Aston Martin.