We have some great NBA news out of the blue, as it was announced earlier today that 15-year veteran LaMarcus Aldridge had been cleared for basketball activities after passing tests regarding his heart issues.
The former star power forward of the Blazers and Spurs made waves when he joined the Brooklyn Nets last season to add to the already stacked roster of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, and Blake Griffin. LaMarcus would show he still has a lot left in the tank and fit in great with the Nets, averaging 12.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, and 2.6 apg in just five short games off the bench.
Everything seemed to be perfect, but after his last game against the Lakers, Aldridge would experience a rapid case of an irregular heartbeat that had already plagued Aldrige through his career. It’s something LA faced early in his career and back in 2017, but on this April night, things got serious, and LaMarcus feared for his life. That event would force Aldridge to retire for the sake of his health and family, shocking the whole NBA world.
But now, not even five months after the scariest night of LaMarcus’s night, everything is back to normal, as the veteran big man is set to make an NBA comeback. As things look right now, LaMarcus will continue where he finished, as the Nets are favorites to sign him right back on the roster. The fit is perfect as Aldridge will play on a super-team contending for a championship, playing in a smaller role ideal for his comeback. At the same time, the Nets will definitely benefit from adding some depth and veteran presence.
Also, earlier today, it was announced the Brookly Nets are signing Paul Millsap, another veteran big man ready to contribute and help them compete for a ring. If they add Aldridge to that mix, the Nets could have the best reserve frontcourt in the league alongside quite possibly the best superstar trio the NBA has ever seen. It’s really great to see LaMarcus Aldridge being able to make an NBA comeback and finish his remarkable career on his own terms. Sure he won’t be one of the best big men in the league like he was during his Blazers days, but this will be a great chance to get a ring and complete an admirable career. The whole NBA fandom will definitely be cheering for LaMarcus.