Nothing feels better than proving everyone who doubts you, wrong! LaMarcus Aldridge, NBA player for the Portland Trail Blazers, knows exactly how that feels game after game this season. Although despite impressive stats and being selected for the 2012 All-Star game, Aldridge has been a player viewed as good-not-great, mediocre, and even “simply unfortunate during his tenure”. This season Aldridge is changing all those opinions, especially as captain of the Trail Blazers this year.
Not only has he led the Portland Trail Blazers to the best NBA record this season, he has finally gained the respect he deserves. Averaging 23 points and 10 rebounds per game, with an all-encompassing player efficiency rate of 23.1, Aldridge continues to prove himself capable of leading an NBA power team. It must be nice to hear “M-V-P” chants for a change.
The Portland Trail Blazers struggled in many seasons prior to this. From trade controversy to trade rumors, Aldridge seemed to be the center of focus during the Trail Blazers’ two-year funk. Before the NBA, Aldridge had an impressive collegiate career at the University of Texas. As a Longhorn he was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and was First Team All-Big 12 as just a sophomore in his 2005-2006 season.
Now, with the basketball world finally appreciating and respecting his impressive stats, he continues to lead the Trail Blazers to their best season in a while. Aldridge and the Portland Trail Blazers continued their winning record Thursday, December 12th as they beat the Houston Rockets with a score of 111-104. The Rockets also have a winning record so far this season. Making it clear that overlooking the best power forward in the league is no longer acceptable, LaMarcus Aldridge “Fits the Mark.”
The Fitmark Team