New Spur LaMarcus Aldridge Is Building A House Behind His House — For Shoes


The man has a lot of shoes, apparently. - SLAM MAGAZINE YOUTUBE SCREENGRAB
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  • The man has a lot of shoes, apparently.

A 34-second snippet from a SLAM Magazine interview with LaMarcus Aldridge revealed one of the most unlikely string of words I've heard in a while.

"I'm in the process of building a separate house behind my house just for shoes, like a showroom. So, you know, that'll be cool," Aldridge says.

Aldridge, who says he has "crazy shoes right now," is kind of a badass. 

Here's a breakdown on the forward from NBA writers.

Aldridge, 6-11/260, joins the Silver and Black after spending his first nine NBA seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers. Last year he was named to the All-NBA Second Team, averaging a career-high 23.4 points to go along with 10.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 71 games while shooting .466 (659-1,415) from the field, .352 (37-105) from three-point range and .845 (306-362) from the foul line.

In 2014-15, Aldridge recorded 31 games with 20-or-more points and 10-or-more rebounds (third in NBA). He finished the season as one of only three players (DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis) to be ranked in the NBA's Top-10 in both scoring (7th) and rebounding (T-8th). The Texas native led the NBA in field goals made last season (659) and his 39 double-doubles ranked ninth in the NBA. Aldridge is the only player in the league to average at least 23.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in each of the last two seasons.

I can't wait to see Aldridge in an HEB commercial, maybe shot in his tiny shoe house when it's complete? 

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