7-Time NBA All-Star Retires

Some fans were still holding out hope that they'd see him one more time this season, but now it's become official: Seven-time All-Star and 16-year veteran of the NBA wars, LaMarcus Aldridge has called it quits.

Aldridge finishes his illustrious career with a 19.1 points per game average along with 8.1 rebounds. 

He last played in the league last season with the Brooklyn Nets, getting into 47 contests and scoring just under 13 points along with 5.5 boards in about 22 minutes per game. 

This isn't the first time Aldridge has retired, however. He'd dealt with heart-related issues during his career, and has a condition that causes a rapid heartbeat. He unexpected retired in 2021 due to an irregular heartbeat. He came back, however, a year later, and played another season in Brooklyn.

Aldridge, 37, began his career as the No. 2 overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2006 NBA Draft. He went on to have a tremendous nine seasons in the Pacific Northwest, securing four of his All-Star berths there.

He then moved to the San Antonio Spurs, where he spent 5 ½ seasons, and put up very similar numbers to his Portland days, still averaging over 19 points per game. He made three All-Star teams with the Spurs.

He completed his NBA run with the Nets with just over a season's worth of work.

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