LaMarcus Aldridge took the NBA world by storm with his shocking retirement announcement on Friday morning. His former coach from the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich, has caught wind of this truly unexpected development and has since come out with his own statement addressing Aldridge’s sudden retirement.

Aldridge announced his decision to call it a career in the wake of a heart problem he has been dealing with. The veteran has been diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat and it has been determined that his best course of action would be to retire from professional basketball.