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7-time NBA All-Star Aldridge retires for 2nd time

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LaMarcus Aldridge announced his retirement from basketball for the second time Friday.

Aldridge originally retired suddenly in April 2021 due to a heart complication. He returned to appear in 47 games for the Brooklyn Nets in the 2021-22 campaign after being medically cleared. Aldridge did not play for a team this season.

The Texas product spent the first nine years of his NBA career with the Portland Trail Blazers, who traded up to land him with the No. 2 pick in the 2006 NBA Draft. He ranks first all time in rebounds and third in scoring for the club.

Aldridge signed with the San Antonio Spurs in 2015 and spent six seasons with them before joining the Nets in 2021.

He earned seven All-Star nods and was named to five All-NBA teams. He finishes with career averages of 19.1 points and 8.1 rebounds across 1,076 games over 16 seasons.

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