Recent Brooklyn Nets signing LaMarcus Aldridge surprised fans by announcing his immediate retirement citing cardiac arrhythmia.
During his last appearance for the Nets, a loss against the LA Lakers, Aldridge experienced interruptions in his heartbeat. His condition worsened after the match.
The following morning, he informed his team about his health problems and was taken to the hospital for further examination. Although he now feels better, Aldridge made a difficult decision to end his NBA career. His experience during the last match is one of the most frightening in his life, something he wishes not to repeat.
In a statement made through his social media account, Aldridge states that basketball has been his priority for over 15 years. He now wants to focus on his health and family.
On April 15, in the Nets’ first match following the announcement, Aldridge did not enter the court as the Nets fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 117-123.
Aldridge’s NBA career spans 15 seasons playing for the Portland Trail Blazers from 2006 to 2015, the San Antonio Spurs from 2015 to 2021, and the Brooklyn Nets who signed him a few weeks ago.
Edited by Aldo Tong