Aaron Gordon is having one of the best seasons of his career, and the media have started asking if the forward will make a return to the Slam Dunk Contest. Gordon’s response was quite unexpected, and fans started to poke fun at him for this.
Gordon is having an amazing season for the Denver Nuggets. He’s averaging 16.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists while shooting 58.8%, including 37.6% from beyond the arc. With his play, some have pondered that his first All-Star Game appearance to come to fruition this season.
When asked by Rohan Nadkarni, a Sports Illustrated reporter, if he’d make a return to the Slam Dunk Contest, Gordon had an interesting response.
“If I’m in the All-Star Game, I’ll do the Dunk Contest,” Gordon said.
After his response became known, fans started to share their reactions to his sudden self-bid to make the ASG. Here are some of the funniest reactions.
Based on the fan reception, it looks like Gordon won’t be appearing in the Slam Dunk Contest in the next few seasons. Still, the Nuggets are benefiting a lot from his production, making him a valuable role player.
Stephen A. Smith has picked Aaron Gordon and the Denver Nuggets as the top team in the Western Conference
Aaron Gordon and the Western Conference-leading Nuggets (32-13) have been playing incredibly well this season. Their play has helped start a campaign for Nikola Jokic to win his third straight MVP award.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith believes in the Nuggets. When asked which team in the NBA is the best, he didn’t hesitate to choose Denver.
“The Denver Nuggets,” Smith said. “Their depth is unquestionable, Jokic is enroute to becoming a three-time MVP, Jamal Murray is averaging 18 a game on 44% shooting, 38% from 3-point range and obviously he had those nasty knee injuries … Aaron Gordon, I can’t say enough about the way he’s playing this year.
“So, when I look at that and then I take in the altitude, in Mile High. If you’ve got home-court advantage and there’s a potential to four games there, that could be a death nail.
“Also, wanna give a little love to coach (Mike) Malone. He’s doing an exceptional job. … You could see they’ve got a level of adulation, of respect and genuine affection for him. He deserves a lot of credit.”