Aaron Gordon Rumors

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Aaron Gordon
Aaron Gordon
Position: F
Born: 09/16/95
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:212 lbs. / 96.2 kg.
Salary: $4,171,680
Paul George knows a thing or two about the All-Star slam dunk contest, having participated in the event in 2012 and 2014. So his opinion counts. And George thinks Aaron Gordon should have been declared the winner of this year’s dunk contest in Toronto over winner Zach LaVine even though George has enormous respect for LaVine. “I thought he got robbed,” George said before his Indiana Pacers faced Gordon’s Orlando Magic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday night.
“In today’s day and age, everything’s been seen in the dunk contest, and when you see stuff that nobody’s done, you’ve got to reward that. Not discrediting everything Zach did — Zach did a phenomenal job — but you’ve seen those dunks before. In what today’s dunk contest is, it’s all based on creativity. You’ve got to give it to the guy that’s been the most creative.”
Storyline: All-Star Contests
Following their incredible duel in this year’s Dunk Contest, there’s reason to believe that Aaron Gordon and Zach LaVine are still competing from afar. There’s the windmill dunk from Gordon one game, the 360 jam from LaVine in another. But LaVine said that’s not the case. “I haven’t really seen what he’s been doing,” LaVine said. “… He’s a showman and you’ve got to respect that and he helps out the game in that way. I haven’t been looking at him or anything like that but around here, that’s what we do, we put on a show.”