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LaMarcus Aldridge's All-Star motivation

Originally Published: January 14, 2011
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

The scout notices a difference in LaMarcus Aldridge that wasn't there when Aldridge entered the NBA 4½ years ago.

"I see something in his eyes," the scout says. "I can see he's really motivated.

"I think he's hell-bent on getting the chance to get an All-Star spot."

The scout couldn't be more right. And the scout has no idea why.

Perhaps if the scout had been in Portland for the Trail Blazers' game against the Miami Heat last Sunday ...

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