Nets' LaMarcus Aldridge retires from NBA, after irregular heartbeat

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Lamarcus aldridge jump shot
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Nets F/C LaMarcus Aldridge, who recently dealt with an irregular heartbeat, has announced his retirement from the NBA.

Here is Aldridge's statement:

Here is the statement from Nets GM Sean Marks:

"The Nets organization fully supports LaMarcus' decision, and while we value what he has brought to our team during his short time in Brooklyn, his health and well being are far more important than the game of basketball. We know this was not an easy decision for him, but after careful consideration and consultation with numerous medical experts, he made the best decision for him, his family and for his life after basketball. We wish LaMarcus, Kia and their family much health and happiness going forward."

Aldridge was bought out by the San Antonio Spurs in March after they couldn't find a trade partner for him, and signed with the Nets on March 27.

The deal with Brooklyn was a one-year pact for the league minimum.

The 15-year veteran spent nine seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers before going to San Antonio.

He was named to seven All-Star games, was a two-time All-NBA Second Teamer, and three-time All-NBA Third Teamer.