Aaron Gordon was born September 16, 1995 and is a professional basketball player from the Denver Nuggets.
Gordon played one year of college basketball for the University of Arizona before being selected by the Magic with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft.
Many have asked whether he is white or Black but the star has an African American dad and a white mum.
That combination answers our question.
Gordon is the son of former San Diego State basketball star Ed Gordon and Shelly Davis Gordon.
Gordon’s great-great grandfather was a Native American Osage Indian and was seven feet tall.
He used to run 100 and 200 metres but eventually chose to pursue basketball.
Gordon attended Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California.
He led Mitty to its third straight state title game in his senior year, but his team lost in the inaugural Open Division final.
At College he played for Arizona where he was named to the All-Pac-12 first team, as well as earning Pac-12 Freshman Player of the Year and Pac-12 All-Freshman team honors.
Gordon was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.
Gordon is known for his monstrous dunks.
He spent 7 seasons with the Magic spanning between 2014-2021.
On March 25, 2021, Gordon and Gary Clark were traded to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for guards Gary Harris and R. J. Hampton and a future first round pick.
Dunk contest no luck
In the 2016 All-star weekend, Gordon was the runner-up to Zach LaVine in the Slam Dunk Contest. Their battle was fierce until Gordon did the unthinkable.
Dunking over Magic Mascot but Zach ousted him in the judges score to claim it.
Again, Gordon was runner-up in the All-star weekend to Derrick Jones Jnr in the 2020 All-star weekend.
After he vowed never to contest again.
Aaron is listed as 6 foot 8 inches tall (2.03m)
Forward, Aaron Gordon signed a four-year, $92 million contract extension with the Nuggets.
His girlfriend is model Izabela Guedes.