Found January 13, 2014 on Pro Sports Daily:
These are the salad days for the L-Train, or L.A., or whatever moniker one chooses to bestow upon LaMarcus Aldridge. The Trail Blazers' captain and All-Star power forward is 28, an age where physical prowess and mental maturity seems to blend and allow the best of the NBA's players to enjoy their heyday. Aldridge hopes he hasn't yet hit his peak, but the Dallas native is having the time of his life as the leader of a Portland team with a bonafide chance to win an NBA championship. "I'm in the best place I've been at, both physically and mentally," Aldridge says, relaxing on a bench at the team's Tualatin training facility after a recent workout. "Last season, I felt stronger physically than I'd been, the result of a lot of weight training. Then over the summer, I didn't do anything but work on my skill level. "I feel smarter (as a player) now. When you've been in the league eight years, the game makes more sense to you. I&#...
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