BREAKING: LaMarcus Aldridge Retires From NBA Less Than 3 Weeks After Signing With Brooklyn Nets, Cites Health Concerns

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LaMarcus Aldridge is putting his health and family first.

On Thursday, the big man released a statement to say that he was retiring from the NBA and cited his irregular heartbeat as a reason.

“For 15 years, I’ve put basketball first and now, it’s time to put my health and family first.”

In 21 games with the Spurs this season, 18 of which he started in, Aldridge averaged 13.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

He was averaging 12.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in five games with the Nets.