LaMarcus Aldridge Planning Exhibition Game in Portland

by October 25, 2011

LaMarcus Aldridge becomes the latest NBA player to host an exhibition game during the lockout. The Oregonian has the details: “The Trail Blazers forward announced on Twitter that he will host an exhibition basketball game Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at an undisclosed Portland location. ‘Rip City is having a basketball game!’ Aldridge said, via twitter. Neither Aldridge nor his agent returned phone calls from The Oregonian Monday, but the Blazers’ star forward said on Twitter that he would reveal the venue and ticket information later this week. Presumably, rosters also will be announced in the coming days. He ramped up interest Sunday night, after playing in a similar exhibition game hosted by Durant in Oklahoma City, by tweeting that a Portland game was in the works and details would come ‘in the next few days.’ He said that All-Star Kevin Durant, fellow Blazer Wesley Matthews and Seattle native Jamal Crawford would participate. Aldridge first floated the idea of hosting a local exhibition game Oct. 9, when he asked on Twitter: ‘What do y’all think about me having a basketball game in the city of Portland???'”