LaMarcus Aldridge is a name that NBA fans will be very familiar with, especially considering that he is a six-time NBA All-Star. Before joining the NBA, he played for the University of Texas as a power forward, but after two seasons at school, he decided it was time to go pro. LaMarcus was the second overall pick during the 2006 NBA Draft, with Andrea Bargnani receiving the coveted “Number One Draft Picks” award.
Since his professional debut, LaMarcus Aldrige has played quite impressively on the course and has attracted a lot of attention, especially with his well-known, unmistakable fadeaway jump shot.
Who is LaMarcus Aldridge?
LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge was born on July 19, 1985. He gained international attention as an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. After being selected as the second overall team in the 2006 NBA selection, he was with the Portland Trail Blazers for nine seasons but signed with the Spurs in 2015.
He was very fast and aggressive on the ground, his size and athletic body helped him become a top player. Unfortunately, in 2007 he suffered from Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, a heart condition, and so LaMarcus had to suspend the rest of the regular 2006-2007 season to treat his condition. In the 2011-12 season, the baller continued to undergo surgery to correct complications associated with his heart disease. Since then, however, he has been playing in the top league of the sport again.
LaMarcus’ activities are not limited to basketball. He has appeared on several television shows and has demonstrated his acting talent. He is also regularly involved in charitable causes; it is always appreciated when celebrities give something back to the community,
Family: Dad, Brother
When LaMarcus Aldridge was born in Dallas, Texas, no one was surprised when he was born at 11 pounds and over 22 centimeters. His mother, Georgia, stands at an impressive 6 ft 2 inches, while his father, Marvin, stands at 6 ft 6 inches. As LaMarcus grew up, he enjoyed soccer and was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
Despite the Cowboys, basketball was the family game. Marvin was a high school basketball legend, as was LaVontae – LaMarcus’ older brother. LaMarcus Aldridge has the physical appearance to excel in basketball, but not the raw talent. That could be because he joined his first league only in the 4th grade.
LaMarcus was often the last boy to be selected at “pick-up games”. Unfortunately, basketball was a lesson in humiliation for most of his childhood. It didn’t help that his father had a drinking problem and the fact that the lights were off because sometimes the bills weren’t paid on time. His father, Marvin, was not very involved in LaMarcus’ life. When LaMarcus reached his teenage years, his mother had kicked his father out of the house.
By the end of the day, LaMarcus was channeling all of this into becoming a player, and needless to say, the effort paid off for him.
Wife, Girlfriend, Son
No one publishes his private life, only a few details about LaMarcus’ love life and romantic relationships are known. However, he is currently separated from his ex-wife and no longer married. He and his ex-partner, Chelsy McDaniel, had a son together. His son, Jaylen Lea Aldridge, was born on April 23, 2009.
It is also believed that he is in a secret relationship and his current girlfriend is the mother of his second son, LaMarcus Jr, who was born in August 2011.
It is commendable that LaMarcus chooses to protect his private life from the curious media, which distinguishes him from athletes who seem to enjoy media attention.
Height & Weight
The Ace Athlete stands at 6 feet and 11 inches at a weight of 109 kg, which is a common size and weight category for most professional basketball players. He is still one of the best players in the NBA and has high salaries.
As a star athlete and talented powerhouse, it is no surprise that LaMarcus receives a high salary. His most recent contract with the San Antonio Spurs is worth 80 million dollars. With an average salary of $14 million, his net worth is estimated at $40 million. LaMarcus Aldridge is also under contract as a brand ambassador for several brands in the United States.