LaMarcus Aldridge: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Most Dominant Power Forwards (Basketball Biography Books)

9781523209583: LaMarcus Aldridge: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Most Dominant Power Forwards (Basketball Biography Books)
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Learn the Incredible Story of the San Antonio Spurs' Basketball Star LaMarcus Aldridge!

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In LaMarcus Aldridge: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Most Dominant Power Forwards, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier power forwards, LaMarcus Aldridge. Since joining the NBA, LaMarcus Aldridge has demanded respect from defenses across the league for his ability to stretch the floor and score efficiently as a big man. While he started his career with the Portland Trailblazers, he signed as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs as arguable the most coveted free agent of 2015.

LaMarcus Aldridge still has much to prove as he begins his journey as a San Antonio Spur. Besides needing to eventually fill the shoes left by the game's greatest power forward to ever play the game, Tim Duncan, Aldridge also must help lead the Spurs to another NBA Championship.

Here is a preview of what is inside this book:

  • Early Life and Childhood
  • High School Years of LaMarcus Aldridge
  • LaMarcus Aldridge's NBA Career
  • Getting Drafted
  • Rookie Season
  • Second Year
  • Continued Consistency
  • Rise to All-Star Status
  • Being the Franchise Player and the Coming of Damian Lillard
  • Final Year with the Trailblazers
  • The Most Coveted Free Agent in 2015
  • First Season as a Spur
  • LaMarcus Aldridge’s Personal Life
  • Aldridge’s Legacy and Future

An excerpt from the book:

To be one of the best power forwards in the modern-day NBA, the player must possess the perfect combination of size, length, and skill. Among the many power forwards in this generation, a few come to mind whenever you think of those qualities. One such power forward is LaMarcus Aldridge. Standing at 6’11” with wingspan of almost 7’5”, LaMarcus Aldridge, a.k.a. LA, has the size and length needed for an elite power forward to excel in the NBA. LA is also one of the more offensively skilled 4’s in the world. Aldridge earns his millions by camping out in the perimeter and making mid-range jump shots all day long. Despite his penchant for shooting jumpers from the perimeter, Aldridge is also a skilled player down at the post. He can bang with the best power forwards on the low block using his size and has an array of post moves, especially his go-to-move, the turnaround jump shot.

LaMarcus Aldridge’s talent and abilities have contributed to his success in the NBA. Aldridge has been an All-Star four times from 2012 up until 2015. He has also been named as one of the best players in the NBA, was an All-NBA Second Team member in 2015, and was a two-time All-NBA Third Team selection in 2011 and in 2014. Individual accomplishments don’t give justice to the kind of player that LA is. Aside from garnering player accolades, he has also led the Portland Trailblazers to five NBA playoff appearances and has always made the Blazers good enough to do some damage in the postseason. LA has also been a perennial pick for the Team USA Select Team because of how well he could play the match-up nightmare against international competition with his combination of size and skillful play out in the perimeter.

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