36 Facts About LaMarcus Aldridge

1. LaMarcus Aldridge appeared in the second season of sketch comedy series, Portlandia.

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2. LaMarcus Aldridge signed a four-year $80 million contract on July 9, 2015.

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3. LaMarcus Aldridge secured three Western Conference Player of the Week awards in 2014.

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4. LaMarcus Aldridge received Western Conference Player of the Month honour for the fourth time in career.

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5. LaMarcus Aldridge was the second overall pick by the Chicago Bulls in the 2006 NBA draft.

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6. LaMarcus Aldridge finally declared for the 2006 NBA draft in April 2006 in his second year in college.

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7. LaMarcus Aldridge was taught the fundamentals of basketball by his elder brother, LaVontae.

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8. LaMarcus Aldridge joined his first basketball league in his 4th grade.

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9. LaMarcus Aldridge gets the ball on the baseline and blows past his defender for a one-handed slam.

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10. LaMarcus Aldridge is questionable for Saturday's game against the Pelicans due to left wrist soreness, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.

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11. LaMarcus Aldridge scores 21 points in the first have vs the Wizards.

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12. LaMarcus Aldridge leads the charge early with 29 points, but Rudy Gay closes out the Spurs' win with a buzzer-beating jumper.

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13. LaMarcus Aldridge hit two free throws with 3.6 seconds left to push the lead back to three points.

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14. LaMarcus Aldridge converted on just 5-of-13 field goal attempts in his 38 minutes, but he delivered in the rebounding and physicality departments.

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15. LaMarcus Aldridge responded to his recognition with a 20-point, 13-rebound double-double.

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16. LaMarcus Aldridge is set to make his seventh-career NBA All-Star appearance and his third as a member of the Spurs.

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17. LaMarcus Aldridge appeared in the eighth episode of the second season of Portlandia, attending the 10th anniversary of the bookstore Women and Women First with Penny Marshall.

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18. On October 16, 2017, LaMarcus Aldridge signed a three-year, $72.3 million contract extension with the Spurs.

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19. LaMarcus Aldridge closed out a disappointing series with his second eight-point effort against the Warriors.

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20. LaMarcus Aldridge had failed to get out of the second round in his previous six postseason trips.

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21. LaMarcus Aldridge made his first nine attempts while scoring 20 points in the opening period, his most in any quarter with the Spurs.

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22. On July 9, 2015, LaMarcus Aldridge signed a four-year, $80 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs.

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23. LaMarcus Aldridge averaged a career-best 23.4 points per game, made a league-best 659 field goals, and was voted onto the All-NBA Second Team.

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24. LaMarcus Aldridge joins Michael Jordan, Jerry West, Allen Iverson, and Tracy McGrady as the only players in NBA history to score 89 or more points in the first two games of a playoff series.

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25. LaMarcus Aldridge missed the next seven games but returned in time to help the Blazers secure their 30th playoff berth and first since 2011.

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26. LaMarcus Aldridge finished fifth in the frontcourt fan voting, garnering over 600,000 votes.

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27. The very same day, LaMarcus Aldridge was named Western Conference Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career.

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28. In 2013, LaMarcus Aldridge was named an All-Star for the second time in his career.

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29. LaMarcus Aldridge was named a reserve on the Western Conference All-Star team in 2012.

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30. LaMarcus Aldridge scored over 20 points in half of the last 28 games of the season.

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31. LaMarcus Aldridge developed his offensive game over the course of the season, still relying heavily on his midrange fade away shot.

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32. LaMarcus Aldridge called the first 15 games "the worst funk" of his life but gradually improved as the season went on.

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33. LaMarcus Aldridge was one of six players named to the 2007 NBA All-Rookie first team; he tied for fifth place with Toronto Raptors player Jorge Garbajosa.

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34. LaMarcus Aldridge declared for the 2004 NBA draft but ultimately withdrew his name.

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35. LaMarcus Aldridge is widely known for his signature fadeaway jump shot.

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36. LaMarcus Aldridge was selected second overall in the 2006 NBA draft.

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