Brooklyn Nets forward LaMarcus Aldridge announced a sudden retirement from the NBA today via his Twitter account.
April 15, 2021
According to his statement, Aldridge played through an irregular heartbeat and was taken to the hospital the following morning. This comes as a shocking, scary moment for both Aldridge and the basketball community. BasketballNews.com wishes Aldridge all the best in his recovery.
The 35-year-old played 15 seasons in the NBA, earning seven All-Star appearances and five All-NBA spots. Aldridge was averaging 12.8 points per game with the Brooklyn Nets before his retirement.
Over the course of his career, Aldridge averaged 19.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.1 blocks while shooting 49.1% from the field.