April 15, 2021
BY Lance Cartelli

Nets' LaMarcus Aldridge Retires Due to Irregular Heartbeat

LaMarcus Aldridge's NBA career came to a sudden stop Thursday. 

The Nets big man announced his retirement from the league after revealing he played with an irregular heartbeat in Brooklyn's 126-101 loss to the Lakers on Sunday. 

Aldridge announced the news on Twitter. 

In the statement, the former No. 2 overall pick said that he played with the irregular heartbeat and then his "rhythm got even worse." After seeing a doctor, Aldridge wrote that "it is time to put [his] health and family first." 

Nets general manager Sean Marks put out a statement supporting Aldridge

The 35-year-old Aldridge played 15 seasons in the NBA. He was released by the Spurs earlier this season. 

Aldridge played just five games with the Nets, averaging 12.8 points and 4.8 boards.

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