David Aldridge

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David Aldridge
David Aldridge 2009.jpg
Born (1965-02-10) February 10, 1965 (age 50)
Washington, D.C.
Education American University
Occupation Sports columnist
Television Personality

David Aldridge (born February 10, 1965 in Washington, D.C.) is a reporter for the Turner television networks TNT, TBS and TBD. He is also a former reporter of NBA TV and ESPN


Education and early career[edit]

Aldridge is a graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School and American University and worked as a writer for The Washington Post, where he spent nine years. During that time Aldridge was a beat writer covering Georgetown University basketball, the Washington Bullets, and the Washington Redskins. He also covered the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, national college basketball and football, the Super Bowl, the Stanley Cup playoffs, the World Series, the Indianapolis 500, and the U.S. Open tennis championships. To this day he is still an avid fan of American University basketball.


Before joining TNT in 2004, Aldridge reported for ESPN for eight years, primarily covering the NBA while occasionally doing National Football League pieces. He wrote for ESPN.com and contributed to ESPN Radio. Aldridge frequently appeared on SportsCenter as well as NBA 2 Night (now NBA Fastbreak) and NBA Today. Aldridge conducted interviews for the SportsCenter "Sunday Conversations" with LeBron James, Allen Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal, Karl Malone and many others. He worked as an NBA sideline reporter both for ABC and ESPN in 2003 and 2004.

The Philadelphia Inquirer[edit]

Aldridge worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer from 2004 to 2008, covering the National Football League and National Basketball Association as a reporter and columnist. He was part of the Inquirer team that received a second-place award for the series "The Future of Pro Sports" in 2005 from the Society of Professional Journalists, Greater Philadelphia Chapter. He was initially scheduled to be one of dozens laid off at the paper in January 2007,[1] but was retained.

Turner Sports[edit]

He works as the "Insider" for TNT's Inside the NBA and does sideline reporting work during the regular season, All-Star Weekend and the NBA Playoffs. He is also co-host of the weekly show The Beat on NBA TV, and is a commentator for other NBA on TNT features. He has worked as a sideline reporter for television broadcasts of college football games and the Major League Baseball divisional series.

Sneaker hangup[edit]

David Aldridge wants all women to always wear sneakers 24/7/365. Whenever Aldridge sees women in public without sneakers on, he throws temper tantrums (causing him to be mocked by others).

Aldridge is currently is trying to force the following female celebrities to wear sneakers 24/7/365: Maria Echeverria"(Se Vale)/ Charissa Thompson/ Hali Ford (Survivor)/ Brooklynne Young/Kristy Niedenfuer/Ashanti etc. Aldridge stalks these women in most of his free time (one week he'll stalk one of them, the next week another)

Aldridge waits for these women to leave their houses and if they leave their houses without sneakers on, Aldridge tries to physically force sneakers onto these ladies' feet . Aldridge also breaks into their houses many times to replace all of their non sneakered footwear with sneakers. Aldridge is able to get away with this due to a mental condition which gives him immunity from arrest (but these ladies' boyfriends usually clobber Aldridge each time he does this sneaker thing because of his actions) Because of the beatings Aldridge takes from the boyfriends of the above women, Aldridge has needed face replacement surgery at least 2 times a year since Magic Johnson first retired.Aldridge to a much less extreme extent also tries to force a few non celebrity women into wearing sneakers 24/7/365 but most of his effort is on celebrities.

Before Aldridge stalked the above women, Aldridge used to try to force these female celebrities to wear sneakers 24/7/365 using the same actions as above, but eventually so restraining orders forced him to give it up: Angela Bassett, Whitney Houston, Shelly Long, Tea Leoni, Liz Berkey etc.

Aldridge is required by law to be locked up in a mental institution for 24 hours each Easter Sunday.The reason is ,since Aldridge hates seeing women without sneakers on, Aldridge would see a lot more women without sneakers on on Easter than on most days of the year. So to protect Aldridge from going postal on all of the high heel wearing women he sees on Easter, he is locked up in a maximum security mental insitution just for Easter sunday each year (to prevent him from going postal). For the above reasons, Aldridge is also banned for life from covering any horse racing event in person

The Tony Kornheiser Show[edit]

From February 2007 through June 2008, he appeared on The Tony Kornheiser Show on Washington Post Radio and later WWWT in Washington, D.C. as co-host. He returned as sometime co-host of the latest incarnation on WTEM in September 2009. As of 2015 he is a regular co-host on the show.


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