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LaMarcus Aldridge
LaMarcus Aldridge
Position: F-C
Born: 07/19/85
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:237 lbs. / 107.5 kg.
Salary: $19,689,000
Because Jordan’s name is still attached to his shoes — and only his name, not necessarily Nike’s — we connect the signature shoe bearing his name directly to his spirit, performance and being. Logically, we know his sneakers are not going to make us “be like Mike,” but there is a commercial and universal belief that having his shoes in our lives makes us more connected to him. “I’ve had a few experiences,” newest Jordan Brand member LaMarcus Aldridge said. “Growing up in my neighborhood, [Jordans] were kind of like the Holy Grail. I couldn’t afford them. So just being able to work and save up the money to actually buy them was huge. “The first pair I bought was the Concords [Air Jordan XI]. Those have been a hot commodity since day one, so being able to save up for those, that was pretty cool. And since then, I’ve met Michael Jordan a few times. [I] have his number.”
With 25-plus points in five of his last seven games and after averaging 26 points in four wins last week, a case can be made that all those preseason questions about whether Aldridge could fit in after signing with the Spurs in free agency have been answered. “We’ve come a long way as far as understanding my game and understanding how to mesh it,” Aldridge said. “We have a good balance of how to use me, and I understand how to play in the system better, so both sides have definitely gotten better at it.”