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San Antonio Spurs: LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard reunite for the 2019 All-Star Game

SAN ANTONIO,TX - FEBRUARY 3: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs,Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs and LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs huddle before their game against the New Orleans Pelicans at AT&T Center on February 3, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO,TX - FEBRUARY 3: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs,Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs and LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs huddle before their game against the New Orleans Pelicans at AT&T Center on February 3, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
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After years together as the guiding light of the San Antonio Spurs, All-Stars LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard are teamed up once again for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.

Basketball fans have a quiet tendency to fantasize about the best possible combinations of players to compete for a championship. The league has been dominated by legendary duos of the past including the likes of Shaquille O’Neal & Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan & Scottie Pippen and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar alongside Magic Johnson.

In the eyes of the devoted fanbase of the San Antonio Spurs, the tandem of LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard was the next in line to solidify themselves amongst the all-time greats.

For the first time since January 13, 2018, Aldridge and Leonard will be reunited as members of Team LeBron in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina. Leonard was selected by LeBron James with the fifth pick in the preliminary round while Aldridge was selected with the 18th pick from the reserves, or 10th pick in the second round.

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While the fallout between Leonard and the Spurs was abrupt and contentious, the relationship between Aldridge and ‘the Klaw’ remains intact.

It’s been stated clearly that Leonard’s issues were related to Spurs management, not his teammates or coaches in particular. As shared by San Antonio-Express News beat reporter Tom Orsborn, Aldridge is looking forward to joining forces with his former teammates once again.

Aldridge has been a force for San Antonio since Leonard’s injury and departure. While a slow start to the season staggered his numbers, the 13th-year big man is posting 21 points and nine rebounds per game on 50.9 percent shooting from the field. Aldridge has a player efficiency rating of 22.6 this season, surpassing his career average of 20.8.

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Even without his old running mate next to him, Aldridge is making the most of his chances by executing with peak effectiveness this season.

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