He has his name on the NBA All-star team for the five consecutive years by now. LaMarcus Aldridge is a professional basketball player who plays for San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a power forward and played college basketball at the University of Texas before being selected in the 2006 NBA draft placing second overall. As a decorated player, he has earned several awards and honors in both college and professional career.
Career and Progression:
As a student of the University of Texas, he withdrew his name from 2004 NBA draft to attend college and evaluate his NBA prospects after being advised by Shaquille O'Neal. He played two seasons with the college but decided to enter the 2006 NBA draft where he placed second to enter the Chicago Bulls.
He suffered injury and several illnesses in the early period of his career that caused him to miss some games. After facing some difficulties and bad seasons, he slowly began to rise and did well in the competitions.
In the 2009-10 season, he a five-year, $65 million contract extension with Portland and emerged as both a player and leader for the team. He got the name as NBA All-Star beginning from 2012 and has continued to do so since.
Net Worth and Salary:
LaMarcus has been a very successful player with prolific career stats. He receives a generous amount of salary that amounts to $14 Million per annum and has a reported net worth of $40 Million. In his career, he has made it to the NBA All-Rookie First Team and has played as a part of the All-NBA Third Team thrice. He signed a four-year, $80 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs in 2015.
Is LaMarcus Dating Anyone?
He is a smart player and has an in-depth knowledge of the game who also likes to inspire fellow players. The aggressive rebounder and shot blocker have had a very fruitful and prosperous career with him. It only makes people wonder about whom he might be dating and if he is single at the time.
In around 2009 he was in a relationship with Chelsy McDaniel with whom he has a son Jaylen Lea Aldridge together born in the same year. The couple had separated before the child was born. After hearing the news of the birth of his son, he left the game to see the child. He had his second son LaMarcus Jr. in 2011. The mother of the child has not come forward.
The NBA star has been very discreet and low key about his relationship status in the recent days. Although active in the social media, there have not been many revelations about his girlfriend or if he’s dating. He has never married or had a wife. The rumors regarding him being gay are probably untrue.
LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge currently aged 31 was born on 19th July 1985 in Dallas, Texas, United States. He was born to parents Marvin Aldridge and Georgia Aldridge. The American National was studied at the University of Texas at Austin and belongs to African-American ethnicity. The fine and tall basketball player dealt with some health issues in the past but has been doing well and has perfect body shape and measurements with the height of 6 feet and 11 inches.