Aaron Gordon is best known for his athleticism, and his abilities are on full display during this nasty block.
The Orlando Magic took a chance on Aaron Gordon with the fourth pick in the most recent NBA draft, and he is coming off of one of his most solid performances of the year.
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This season has been cruel to rookies with some of the best like Julius Randle and Jabari Parker suffering season-ending injuries at the beginning of the year, and even Gordon had a 32-game stretch at the start of the season where he was sidelined due to injury.
Gordon appears to finally be healthy and will finish the season strong, and he just had one of the best games of his young career. Friday night against the Boston Celtics, Gordon finished with 11 points (50 percent shooting), eight rebounds and one nasty block.
It was Gordon’s first time scoring double-digits since January and the eight rebounds is tied for the most he has ever had.
But as nice as the scoring and rebounding was, last night was all about Gordon’s filthy block on Tyler Zeller.
Swatting a ball into the stands is nice and all, but literally taking the ball from someone is just so much more disrespectful. Gordon knew how nasty it was, because he even added to it by holding the ball away from Zeller and staring him down.
Hopefully we get more moments like this from the 19-year-old rookie.
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