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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: $4,351,320
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These days, Gordon drives a Tesla, backs a mental awareness app called Lucid, and collects gadgets like they’re stamps or baseball cards. “Aaron and Drew discovered those full-wall projectors,” Davis quipped. “I’d come home and these grown people are doing blanket pillow forts in the family room watching the full projector set up.” The idea for a “Drone Dunk” came to Gordon this past year as he puzzled over how to top his 2016 performance in Toronto, which featured the Magic’s mascot spinning on a hoverboard. While surfing the Internet, Gordon had his “Aha” moment when he stumbled on a video of a drone delivering packages. “I thought, ‘Why not?’ Why couldn’t it just deliver a basketball? What if it just dropped an alley-oop?” No question, a drone is a clear step up from a hoverboard.
But then his biggest fear, the dunk’s timing, spoiled the show. Gordon’s first effort at the alley-oop finish, which involved passing the ball through his legs to dunk with his right hand, wasn’t particularly close. The drone team quickly reloaded the basketball and the pilots quickly repositioned the drone for a second effort, and then a third. The contest organizers then allowed him a fourth try, which he converted to earn 38 points out of a possible 50. Instead of celebrating, he shook his head with a somewhat disgusted smile, and his score reflected the judges’ intolerance for the missed attempts. “You can’t [recover],” he told SI.com by telephone, still sounding clearly disappointed more than an hour after the contest’s end. “After I didn’t get the first one down, I knew I was eliminated. I knew it was pretty much over after that.”
He attempted to innovate again Saturday, beginning with the drone dunk. “I had two drone dunks,” Gordon said. “That was just supposed to be the one that was just going to get me going. I like to do creative things. I like to do over-the-top things. I guess I did a little too much.” Gordon was asked to describe the second drone dunk he had planned. He declined to do so. He said he might save it for a future competition. “This is very disappointing,” Gordon said.
Storyline: All-Star Contests
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Aaron Gordon stopped short of guaranteeing a win for himself. “I’m going to make all my dunks. Whatever happens after that is out of my control,” Gordon said. “People are going to have to do something pretty special. To me, that’s just as exciting as participating, watching the other guys to see what they’re going to do. (Robinson) is a really cool guy, very athletic. I like how his game is coming along.
Storyline: All-Star Contests