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LaMarcus Aldridge earns fifth All-Star honors

Aldridge warms court with Kawhi Leonard in chilly Toronto for the 65th NBA All-Star game

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This summer, the hype for the San Antonio Spurs reached a boiling point with the acquisition of LaMarcus Aldridge during the free agency frenzy. After posting a 39-7 record -- tying the best start in franchise history -- the Spurs power forward has been elected to his fifth consecutive All-Star game as a Western Conference Reserve.

He joins elite NBA company with the honor -- Aldridge is only the seventh competitor to make the last five All-Star games, the others including future Hall-of-Famers Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Kevin Durant, Lebron James, Chris Paul, and Dwayne Wade.

The selection -- alongside teammate Kawhi Leonard -- marks the first time since 2013 two Spurs players have represented San Antonio in the game.

The former Trailblazer has hustled to a team-leading 14 double-doubles, averaged a team-high 8.8 rebounds (15.9 points and 1.4 assists), and is one of just five players to tally 600 points and 350 boards through his first 40 games of the season.

When Aldridge leads the team in scoring, the Spurs are undefeated at 13-0, and his presence has created arguably the deepest frontcourt in the league.Watch the 65th NBA All-Star game on Sunday, Feb. 14 and cheer on your All-Star Spurs!