Aldridge earns first All-Star bid, will represent Portland in Orlando Feb. 26
LaMarcus Aldridge made the All-Star Team! Something finally went right for the Blazers! Yes! We win! We F$cking win!
Aldridge is just the 15th player in the Trail Blazers franchise history to be named as an All-Star.
“I’ll speak for the organization and our fans to say we are thrilled to have LaMarcus represent Portland at All-Star Weekend in Orlando and couldn’t be prouder of what he’s done for the team,” said Trail Blazers President Larry Miller.
The city of Portland said, “It’s about f#cking time!”
Aldridge, 26, ranks fifth in the NBA in scoring with a career-best 23.3 points and 8.5 rebounds. In his 6th season with the Blazers, this is his first All-Star appearance.
“LaMarcus is a premier player in this league and I’m very happy to see him be recognized for his efforts as a player and a leader,” said Trail Blazers Head Coach Nate McMillan. “He improves every season and this is validation for all the hard work he’s put in to become an All-Star.”
Last month, Aldridge was named a finalist for USA Basketball’s Olympic team roster that will compete this summer in London.