Nets’ big man LaMarcus Aldridge is retiring from the NBA
In somewhat shocking news, LaMarcus Aldridge announced his retirement from the NBA today in a series of social media posts. Aldridge, who was signed by the Brooklyn Nets in the buyout market in March 2021, will now be hanging up the shoes due to an irregular heartbeat. Sad news for such an NBA legend.
Aldridge, a 15-year veteran and seven time All-Star, was brought to Brooklyn to bolster their front court alongside DeAndre Jordan. He would have been a key part of the Nets playoff rotation and attempting to stop Joel Embiid. As we all know, no one in the world can stop Embiid, but Aldridge would have been the best option on the Nets to actually attempt to do so.
For the record, that tweet is still a funny joke. Obviously, I wish nothing but the best to Aldridge and hope that he’s healthy and has no long-term heart issues. I’m happy to see that he’s calling it a career under his own will, rather than letting it continue and something horrific happening. Aldridge is an NBA legend and the news is definitely shocking, but on specifically a basketball note, that’s one less body the Nets can throw at Joel Embiid come playoff time.
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