Lamarcus Aldridge is an American professional basketball player who was born on July 19, 1985 in Dallas, Texas. He is best known for the success he has experienced in the NBA with both the Portland Trailblazers and the San Antonio Spurs.
Aldridge has accumulated a net worth of approximately $40 million during his time as a professional basketball player.
Aldridge’s high school career was a very successful one in which he was showered with accolades from multiple media outlets. His senior season ended with him earning the 4A Class Player of the Year from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. In addition, he was also named as a Parade All-American.
After being ranked as the number 16 recruit in the nation by Rivals.com, Aldridge decided to attend the University of Texas. He would spend two seasons there, although he was limited in his first season due to injury. In his sophomore season, he was named as a third team All-American and the Big-12 Defensive Player of the Year.
Following his college success, Aldridge was drafted second overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 2006 NBA draft. He was promptly traded to the Portland Trail Blazers and spent 9 seasons with the team. During his time with the Trail Blazers, Aldridge was named to the NBA All-Star team four times.
In 2015, after becoming a free agent, Aldridge signed a four-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs worth $80 million. He made the All-Star team during his first season and remains as one of the centerpieces of the team today. Teammates on the Spurs include Patty Mills and Kawhi Leonard who have established themselves a core unit for the Spurs.
As for his personal life, Aldridge has two sons with his ex-partner. He is not currently married and has kept a fairly private personal life.