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Brooklyn Nets center LaMarcus Aldridge abruptly retires due to health scare – ESPN Australia

Brooklyn Nets center LaMarcus Aldridge abruptly retired on Thursday, citing a recent health scare.

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NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets center LaMarcus Aldridge announced on Twitter on Thursday that he is retiring from the NBA after experiencing an irregular heartbeat during his final appearance with the team.
“For 15 years I’ve put basketball first,” Aldridge wrote. “And now, it is time to put my health and family first.”
Aldridge, 35, said he experienced the irregular heartbeat during the Nets’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, after which his condition worsened.
“The next morning, I told…

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