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Jul 09

What Happened to LMA’s Right Hand?*

By portjd Posted in: Blazers
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*In no way is this actually real news
Two days ago, LaMarcus Aldridge reported on Twitter (which Blazer’s Edge subsequently posted) that he “might be left handed by the end of the summer!”  Initial commentary by fans and analysts indicate they assume LMA’s statement refers to him becoming ambidextrous.  However, since this pronouncement, no video has been seen of Aldridge.  Aldridge, a self-proclaimed optimist, is believed to have spun his dire situation to deflect the truth behind his predicament: he lost his right hand.

According to a close friend of Willie Lyle, Aldridge was seen in Texas attempting to hoist jumpers from 18 feet, his bread and butter.  Unfortunately, the closest he got to the hoop was on an attempt that hit the top of the backboard, ricocheted straight into the air, and landed on the front of the rim before bouncing off.  In other words, LMA has forgotten how to use his right hand.  There were no visible injuries to his right hand or arm; instead, it appeared as though an uncoordinated, zealous fantasy sports geek overtook LMA’s body.  With his surgical mind, Aldridge could not figure out the mechanics of a right handed jump shot.  After hours of frustration, Aldridge switched to his left hand where he was able to semi-consistently hit jumpers and make post shots.

Let’s hope LMA can rediscover his right hand before the season begins and actually become ambidextrous.



  1. LMA has been lifting to many weights and he will be fine by the time the lock out is over and he will be 20 lbs. of muscle heavier.

    by mbmurr1 on 7/9/2011 8:57 PM
  2. I honestly don't believe LMA has forgot how to use his right hand. It was pretty obvious that last year the defenses was taking away LMA's Right hand and he couldn't shoot well enough left handed to keep them honest. Therefore, I believe it is just practicing left handed that causes the problem. Often when you start using your opposite hand, that makes your dominant hand less effective. I know this because I am left handed and many of the tools and what have you is made strictly for right handers and that is the only way you can operate it is to use your right hand.

    You wait, he will be more productive whenever we get to see him again.

    by Hg on 7/9/2011 9:35 PM
  3. Hg,

    I agree with you 100%. As long as LMA is able to continue with some light right handed work while he focuses primarily on developing his left, he could be dangerous next year. Let's just hope the lockout doesn't make us wait an extra year to see LMA truly take his game to an unequivocal all-star level.

    by portjd on 7/10/2011 5:49 AM
  4. mbmurr1,

    I'm not sure we want LMA to gain 20 more pounds. He added an ideal amount of bulk last season the enabled him to retain his quickness. I fear if he puts on any more muscle, he will lose his ability to blow by his defender.

    by portjd on 7/10/2011 5:52 AM
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