LaMarcus Aldridge weighing NBA comeback after heart issue prompted retirement

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By , Audacy Sports

Recently retired NBA star LaMarcus Aldridge is apparently considering a return to the hardwood after his decorated career seemed to come to abrupt halt earlier this year.

Aldridge, 36, who stepped away from the game after experiencing an irregular heartbeat while playing with the Brooklyn Nets, is "seriously" weighing a comeback bid, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The seven-time All-Star hadn't made a final decision yet, according to Woj, but he has had medical consultations about a return, and is expected to talk to teams in the coming weeks.

The 15-year veteran's sudden retirement came as a surprise to many basketball observers and fans, although Aldridge had been diagnosed with a Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome when he was a rookie in 2007, according to NBA.com.

"For 15 years I've put basketball first, and now it's time to put my health and my family first," Aldridge said at the time.

The former Texas Longhorns standout signed with Brooklyn after he agreed to a contract buyout with the San Antonio Spurs. He spent five-plus seasons in San Antonio, a run that included three All-Star nods, after spending nine years with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Aldridge was expected to be a key contributor for the Nets down the stretch and into the playoffs, averaging 26 minutes and starting all five games he appeared in, but his stint ended soon after it began.

He called the irregular heartbeat "one of the scariest things I've ever experienced."

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