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Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon
Position: -
Born: 04/04/83
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:192 lbs. / 87.1 kg.
Earnings: $84,617,019 ($99,186,728*)
Valanciunas joined Stephen Curry as the only players this season to record at least 35 points, 10 rebounds and 7 3-pointers in a game — and both did it against the Clippers. Valanciunas also became the first player in NBA history to have seven 3-pointers and seven offensive rebounds in the same game. He is just the sixth player since play-by-play tracking began in 1996 to go at least 7-of-7 from 3-point range in a half, joining Trevor Ariza (2014), Curry (2013), Ben Gordon (2012), Shawne Williams (2011) and Raef LaFrentz, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
Unfortunately, Gordon’s tenure in Detroit would be nothing like Chicago, his numbers dropped and they never made a playoff appearance. He was traded to Charlotte along with a future first rounder for Corey Maggette in 2012. Back in 2018, Ben sat down to discuss his move to the sign with the Pistons. (Via Streets First Podcast) “I went to Detroit. That was the worst decision that I’ve ever made in my life, I said it. I loved Detroit. I loved it, but it was the worst decision I’ve ever made.”
Ben Gordon: This was right after my last year in the league, and I was living in a brownstone up in Harlem. I had lost my career, my identity, and my family all pretty much simultaneously. I was manic-depressive. I wasn’t eating. I wasn’t sleeping. And when I say I wasn’t sleeping, it was like a whole different level of insomnia. Every night, I’d wake up at the same time, like clockwork. And that’s when the demons would come out. When you’re up all night and it’s quiet and it’s just you alone with your deepest thoughts — that’s when the darkness really starts to take over your whole psyche.
Ben Gordon: So the only thing left to do was to get out of purgatory. I was obsessed with killing myself. It’s all I researched, all I thought about. One night my panic attacks got so bad that all I could think about was escape. Man, I’m telling you….. you become like an animal. It’s instinctive. Escape, escape, escape, escape. I took one of those heavyweight jump ropes — the thick rubber ones — and I tied it around my neck. Got a chair. And I hung myself, for real.