LaMarcus Aldridge is retiring from the NBA | First Take
LaMarcus Aldridge is retiring from the NBA | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Brooklyn Nets big man LaMarcus Aldridge announcing his retirement from the NBA.
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  • Kyle

    It’s always the tall skinny power forwards with really good jump shots that get the irregular heartbeat 🤦‍♂️

  • AHole Games
    AHole Games

    nets should re-hire him as part-time staff to help the bigs with post moves


    Health >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Basketball

  • soiung toiue
    soiung toiue

    Jeff Green, his teammate, also had a heart problem while in the league. Get better LaMarcus!

  • Connoriscool

    Hall of fame? Yes ok your right I 🤔

  • nieooj gotoy
    nieooj gotoy

    God bless you Aldridge! Thank you for bringing your incredible consistent game to the NBA. Forever grateful. ❤️👏

  • Michele Lampietti
    Michele Lampietti

    It is time for a finally lamarcus top 10 🔥

    • soiung toiue
      soiung toiue

      Nets will give him the ring.

  • The Loner
    The Loner

    life and health first....

  • abbsnn cose
    abbsnn cose

    Props to Aldridge for taking the step to retire. He put his family above basketball. That takes heart.

    • nieooj gotoy
      nieooj gotoy

      If the nets win the title, i hope they give him a ring.

  • KIRK

    it's the best decision for him tho just remember what happened to Pete Maravich we don't want this to happen again

    • The Loner
      The Loner

      Or Reggie Lewis

  • Larry Lim
    Larry Lim

    Why do people like Stephen and Max being toxic most of the time? Drama? Please find other approaches.

  • dolita windo
    dolita windo

    As a spurs fan, we loved him. Take care of your health and family!

  • K Jayanth
    K Jayanth

    Nice video keep it up make more related videos

  • ceerw buty
    ceerw buty

    Props to Aldridge for taking the step to retire. He put his family above basketball. That takes heart.

    • dolita windo
      dolita windo

      Most players woulda kept playing to get that ring. Wise decision on his part & god bless him

  • David Ruffin
    David Ruffin

    Yea stephen u dont kno sh!t u bashin these dudes and they have a life too.. U bashed kyrie for missing games and he had a baby and now this.. Com on dude

  • Khan F
    Khan F

    Great job

  • beau sky
    beau sky

    its good or him and to be unsure for a ring

  • stonelove2010s

    Stephen A always runs his big mouth .. hes inconsiderate and dont care what people might be going through... make sure you can take the same garbage you spew out when its your turn BRO...

  • Pcorf Creations
    Pcorf Creations

    Had a decent career and was the closest to 20,000 points in regular season games. Was just 2 or 3 games away from the milestone. Had a decent shot (although not guaranteed) at a title this year, hopefully he recovers well.

  • 240kankan

    Nets will give him the ring.

  • bcvbb hyui
    bcvbb hyui

    As a spurs fan, we loved him. Take care of your health and family!

  • Syril wayne Cuneta
    Syril wayne Cuneta

    If the nets win the title, i hope they give him a ring.

  • alex lane
    alex lane

    Just 35 4:22 That's old in sports.

  • Robert Green
    Robert Green


  • jason v
    jason v

    One day i hope science becomes advanced to the point we can being the careers of him and guys like chris bosh and Brandon roy back

  • Chris Castelonia
    Chris Castelonia

    Irregular heartbeat? Psh. Be a man. Get that ring.

  • Kevin Crateman
    Kevin Crateman

    espn, can you tell thoughtless max to stop rubbing his eyes, we're in a pandemic dammit



  • bouytt guyt
    bouytt guyt

    Jeff Green, his teammate, also had a heart problem while in the league. Get better LaMarcus!

  • Jahkai Saunders
    Jahkai Saunders


  • Jahkai Saunders
    Jahkai Saunders

    Chris bosh had to retire n .u lamarcus.yall health is more impotant yall had a lot left n tankz tho but we luv u .n u played gs n ur best

  • Jahkai Saunders
    Jahkai Saunders

    15yrs nba thats gd anuff now fam time n health gd reason.decision.lamarcus

  • Jahkai Saunders
    Jahkai Saunders

    Ty for 15yrs la💞💞

  • Cory Blessu
    Cory Blessu

    Everyone Ik almost gone

  • Joe Bob
    Joe Bob

    Best of luck to him but hes so over rated

  • Corey Snoots
    Corey Snoots

    Prolly a top 20 power forward of all time. Good career bro. Chasing that ring ain’t worth your life besides Nets have enough star players as it is. If they win they should give him a ring.

  • Fresh A
    Fresh A

    Reminds me of Chris Bosh, even similar game

  • Jets Babe
    Jets Babe

    Hopefully he gets a ring in the end with a nets title

  • Marshall Murphy
    Marshall Murphy

    You have no idea about a lot of things Steven A

  • Mike Luch Beats and Bars
    Mike Luch Beats and Bars

    Hip hop Mike Luch. God bless him. Great career. Vibes hip hop 😷 must hear

  • Deandre McGary
    Deandre McGary

    Get well soon bro

  • Eduardo Findlay
    Eduardo Findlay

    He had heart surgery back in 2007 so he definitely made the right decision,

  • xKraveVx

    the softest move in all of sports

  • Conics Alvior
    Conics Alvior

    Hes a Big time scorer in portland till he transferred to san antonio.

  • Clyde Davis
    Clyde Davis

    It would have been nice if that's what keep him on the team even though he's can't play and let him get a ring

  • Clyde Davis
    Clyde Davis

    The young man has to go and have surgery or he goes to herbal doctors and get help for his healing his body I would suggest that he leaves United States for about a year and go to Africa and find herbal Doctor who can help him and learn how to heal his body because this country is behind on those things God bless him and keep him safe and his family

  • Jason Au
    Jason Au

    Stephen A you was just criticizing him for not playing against the Sixers. That’s why you should just shut up.

  • Pain Killer
    Pain Killer

    Didn't win a championship but extending the spurs playoff streak and tying NBA's longest consecutive playoffs appearance (22) is no small feat. LA is major factor in stretching that streak. So as a spur fan, thank you for choosing the SAS, LA. Despite what the naysayers say, your time in san antonio wasn't wasted. It will be a long time before a team breaks that record if ever it even happens. (Longest active streak now is 8 (houston) and about to end this season). Got a lot of life to live yet. only 35 years young. Good luck with your life Aldridge!

  • Wisemann

    Wouldn't he still get a ring if the Nets win this season?

  • Mister G
    Mister G

    What health issues does he have?

  • Asher Tua
    Asher Tua

    I'm a fan of yurs God bless man well respected

  • Dabid Maurice
    Dabid Maurice

    Prayers and feel very sorry for him but relieved. I knew he had some health problem but not at that level. Spurs fan here

  • Roman Gonzalez
    Roman Gonzalez

    STFU MOLLY!!!!!

  • Ramsey Hernandez
    Ramsey Hernandez

    This just loke when Elgin Baylor retired

  • Kareem B
    Kareem B

    Why tf would you dislike this video !?

  • Jason Redhorn
    Jason Redhorn

    I had a friend that passed away on the court from an enlarged ❤️ heart. We loved watching you in Portland but your health is important than a game

  • alfred dreamer
    alfred dreamer

    I like it when Steven A uses his inside voice. Lol. Big ups to Aldridge for not taking chances with his health. I don’t blame him. Your health is your wealth.

  • nachiket26

    good luck for your future..Lamarcus

  • Dion Cena
    Dion Cena


  • Rick Leo
    Rick Leo

    Personally championships don't compare to living.. you are a great player and everyone knows that... we can look it up.. its history!!! Please don't make us mourn you... please

    • Rick Leo
      Rick Leo

      Let me know if there is a fund. I want to help

  • Glen Howarth
    Glen Howarth

    I have WPW syndrome. It’s not cool and if he’s had multiple ablations he’s at risk of a pace maker so good call.

  • Diane Scott
    Diane Scott

    Props to Aldridge for taking the step to retire. He put his family above basketball. That takes heart.

  • Fred Arthur
    Fred Arthur

    The all black 🤣🤣🤣Steven A is goofy 😭😭

  • Be The Change You Want To See
    Be The Change You Want To See

    God bless him. The irregular heart beat is scary

  • Melly Kruger
    Melly Kruger

    Respect to LaMarcus for doing the right thing. He'll always be one of the best Power Forwards of the modern era.

  • P K
    P K

    Hofer good luck to him


    I really want to make a joke about this, but I can’t

  • Blake Griffin
    Blake Griffin

    Gl La Marcus wish u the best... but LAKERS IN 5!!!

  • Lian Bello
    Lian Bello

    If the Nets win this year, it's a double win. Not only his health but he also gets a ring, much better if he's still gonna play this season. Because if he plays, his health is in risk.

  • Professional Grade
    Professional Grade

    My prayers to him and his family

  • Clevee3

    Retired the best jumper in 2k

  • Lamar Howze
    Lamar Howze

    It's a rap for the Nets

  • Adrian Lazaro
    Adrian Lazaro

    Gfb watsonjets

  • Jason Benjamin
    Jason Benjamin

    Prayers up even though Im rocking with the Lakers for the chip, I like Aldridge and feel he was one of the top PF’s ever in the game, he definitely top 20 and from inside to Mid range he was automatic, people forget the work he used to give the greats fr, hopefully he lives one a healthy and prosperous life off the court

  • Andrew Hernandez
    Andrew Hernandez

    I love S.A he is the best and even though he don’t like my boys much respect to him

  • Isaac Garcia
    Isaac Garcia

    Nothing but respect for his decision. Hope he keeps his health

  • Justin Edwards
    Justin Edwards

    One of my favorite power forwards ever and for sure a first ballot hall of famer

  • Braylor Casual
    Braylor Casual

    Thankful hes ok! Ripcity ❤️L-Train

  • D D
    D D

    Man glad he made a real choice to put his health first. The heart is not a joke so he’s definitely banking with his life, money is worthless if you’re dead.

  • Chimezie

    Is not they needed him. (In a respectful manner) its overkill.

  • G World Media
    G World Media

    His heart was telling him is time to walk away from basketball. I felt the same way on the soccer practice and walk away before the end of the practice session. As a player your body will tell you is time.

  • Tim Brown
    Tim Brown

    STFU Steven James. You can stop crying about him signing with nets and not the Lakers now

  • Michael Pellegrim
    Michael Pellegrim

    they all of a sudden wanna switch the narrative on how good they think he is. I do wish him good health. Just had to point out these clowns always saying one thing and then another to look better at what they do on this show haha

  • Science Mathematics
    Science Mathematics

    I wish him well period. This reminds of when something similar happened to Alonso Mourning

  • Science Mathematics
    Science Mathematics

    I don't have a problem with him retiring but he knew about this condition in San Antonio so why allow yourself to get traded and play for a new team for 2 weeks who was looking at another Andrew Drummond ???

  • Ivan Djuric
    Ivan Djuric

    Health is number 1.

  • Genetta Williams
    Genetta Williams

    We don't want U 2 Go, but we understand and we love U and your family,Smile&Shine Superstar God bless!!!

  • Karim Melo
    Karim Melo

    If the nets win the championship, should they give him a ring ? 🤔🤔

  • Kareem Moye
    Kareem Moye

    Nets ain't beating the Sixers!! That's why he hung it up.

  • jdfodio

    Why is SAS talking about him in past tense like he's dead?

  • sweetparvardi

    Thank God this important & handlable medical "warning" event occurred, & the overall situation now appears to have been caught in time, & then very wisely dealt with by all concerned. May LaMarcus live a long and happy life in the midst of his loving family and friends. : - }

  • J Rob
    J Rob

    He will get a ring when they win

  • David Peters
    David Peters

    Thankful for seeing him cheat death not once, but twice, and I totally understand having to retire because of his health. Nevertheless, ABSOLUTELY amazing to see him play in San Antonio as a huge Spurs fan... “Health is more important than basketball”... Chauncey Billups

  • reggie carter
    reggie carter

    Underrated! Professional! SALUTE LA! Thank u!!🙏🏿🦾

  • juan doe
    juan doe

    this loser thought he was going to win a title by joining a bandwagon and taking the easy way out instead off staying with the spurs and leading by example instead of bailing out like a wuss that he is and show some character and guts!!!!

  • Derrick Dorsey
    Derrick Dorsey

    Good man good baller lay back and chill wit the fam ✌

  • My name Is Bernard
    My name Is Bernard

    And the first thing people are gonna say is “He haven’t even won his first ring”.

  • Mo's Motivation
    Mo's Motivation

    Hope LeBron follows...

  • Jaki Bland
    Jaki Bland

    Get better LA

  • Conscious

    That's unfortunate, he seems like a good dude.