Player Profile

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon

Denver Nuggets Power forward / Small forward

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :September 16, 1995
Height :6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight :235 lb (107 kg)

Aaron Gordon: A Brief Biography

Aaron Gordon is a professional basketball player who was born in San Jose, California, on September 16, 1995. Aaron Addison Gordon is another name for him.

Gordon’s mother is Shelly Davis Gordon, and his father is Ed Gordon. The NBA player has a sister and a brother as well. His mother is of Caucasian ethnicity, while his father is African-American. Aaron Gordon is therefore biracial and refers to ethnic mixing.

Former San Diego State basketball player Ed Gordon. Drew, his older brother, plays basketball professionally as well. Similarly, Elisabeth, his sister, played basketball for Harvard Women in the past.

Gordon was conceived into a sportingly-inclined family. He was raised with assistance from his sister and brother.

In San Jose, California, Aaron Gordon attended Archbishop Mitty High School. He began playing basketball right then and developed his skills from an early age.

In his sophomore and junior years, he oversaw the triumph at the Division ll state basketball championship. He was also named the 2013 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.

Height of Aaron Gordon, Weight, and Body Stats

Gordon is above average and an excellent height for the player at 6 ft. 8 in. (2.03 m). He is tall and physically fit.

He weighs 235 pounds (107 kilograms). He keeps his body in fine shape. He possesses both brains and muscles, though.

How much does Aaron Gordon Earn? Net Worth

Aaron Gordon, one of the most well-known basketball players, has a net worth of about $4 million as of 2022.

He receives a $20,000,000 yearly salary on average. In addition, he had extended his contract with the Denver Nuggets for a further four years.

He has earned $59,474,005 so far throughout his NBA career. He was the Orlando Magic’s second-highest-paid player in 2020.

The basketball player receives a nice sum of money from various sponsorships as well.

Endorsement

2020 saw Gordon enter into a partnership with China’s top sports company, 361°. He went to represent the brand’s basketball division as its new face. Aaron Gordon’s signature shoe will be included in the partnership, which will also support his charitable endeavors and the Foundation.

Charity

In 2018, Gordon and his family established a nonprofit. He was able to contribute money to the Homeless Education Fund for Florida’s public schools with the goal of aiding kids who were impacted by the closure of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic.

For his contribution, he shares the 2019 Rich and Helen DeVos Enrichment Award.

Aaron Gordon plays for Denver Nuggets (NorthwestNBA Team)

College Career

In a press conference on April 2, 2013, Aaron Gordon himself declared his commitment to the University of Arizona. He attended college for a year, from 2013 to 2014. He made an announcement after being selected by the NBA that he would not complete his college career.

Earlier than the 2013 McDonald’s All-American Game, the decision was made public. His outstanding performance helped the team win 110–99. He was also recognized as the competition’s MVP.

In February 2014, Aaron Gordon was one of 30 finalists for the Naismith College Player of the Year award. He was consequently selected for the All-Pac-12 first team. He gained respect as well as the Pac-12 Freshman Player of the Year award.

NBA Career

Aaron Gordon was chosen by the Orlando Magic to participate in the 2014 NBA Draft. In the NBA draft, he was chosen fourth overall as an athletic forward.

He joined the NBA Summer League after joining the Orlando Magic. He participated in the first 11 games of the 2014–2015 season. Sadly, he fractured his left foot and was immediately declared ineligible.

He returned to his basketball career in January 2015 as a result. The Oklahoma City Thunder are his opponent.

Soon after, in a 97-90 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, he notched his first double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Slam Dunk Contest 2016

He competed in the Slam Dunk Contest at the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend, finishing second to Zach LaVine. The two greatest athletes ever faced off in the biggest showdown.

He scored 33 points, a career-high, in a 113-108 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2016–2017. The athlete entered the Slam Dunk Contest once more, but he was eliminated after the first round.

He scored 41 points, a career-high, in the 2017–2018 season.

Additionally, he re-signed with the Orlando Magic for the 2018–2019 season. He managed to score 26 points and grab 16 rebounds in the team’s 104-101 victory over the Miami Heat in the team’s regular-season opener.

Slam Dunk Contest 2020

The 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend’s Slam Dunk Contest was then attended by Aaron Gordon. He eventually finished second to Derrick Jones Jr.

In a 136-125 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, he notched his first-ever triple-double in his professional career with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Gordon defeated the Brooklyn Nets 121-113, scoring a season-high 38 points, grabbing 6 rebounds, and dishing out 4 assists. The Orlando Magic were informed that Gordon wanted to be traded on March 22.

Trade to Denver Nuggets

On March 25, 2021, Aaron Gordon was traded to the Denver Nuggets. In the 25 games he had started, he had impressive stats of 14.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 4.2 assists in 29 minutes. On March 28, he defeated the Atlanta Hawks 126-102 to make his debut.

National Team Career

Aaron Gordon led the United States to victory in the Under-16 Championship of the FIBA Americans in 2011, earning them a gold medal.

After that, he competed in the Prague Under-19 FIBA World Cup. With team-highs of 16.2 points and 6.2 rebounds, he played effectively.

Acting Career

In addition to being a superb athlete, he is passionate about acting. Aaron Gordon made his acting debut in Charles Stone’s 2018 sports comedy Uncle Drew.

Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O’Neal, and Aaron Gordon are the main actors in the film.

Aaron Gordon was chosen to play the part of streetball player Casper Jones. On a $18 million budget, the film made over $46 million worldwide, making it a financial success.

NBA Trophies & Titles

  • All-American Third Team – SN (2014)
  • All-Pac-12 first team (2014)
  • Freshman of the Year (2014)
  • Male Athlete of the Year in Basketball USA (2013)
  • MVP of the McDonald’s All-American Game (2013)
  • Parade All-American first team (2013)
  • Mr. Basketball California (2012, 2013)
  • Under-19 FIBA World Cup MVP (2013)

Personal Life

Aaron Gordon had a romantic partner. Dakota Gonzalez was his girlfriend. Since 2017 they have been dating for almost 4 years. Even so, they are not wed.

Dakota Gonzalez, a former college basketball player, is currently a social media sensation.

Some sources claim that Brazilian model Izabela Guedes and Gordon are dating.

His dating rumors can be found in various places online. It’s more difficult to track all of his breakups and hookups because he keeps his life private.