WATCH: Aaron Gordon jumps out of his shoe for alley-oop dunk
MANILA, Philippines - Alley...oops.
Orlando Magic forward and slam dunk oracle Aaron Gordon literally jumped out of his shoe to throw down an off-the-backboard pass from Elfrid Payton against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, April 6 (Friday Manila time).
It was a light ending to a turbulent week for Gordon, whose initials were shown on a white board as potential trade bait to lure Dario Šarić from the Philadelphia 76ers. The white board was inadvertently leaked by the agent of Argentine guard Patricio Garino, who was sitting in front of it when he signed his contract with the team.
A photo of the signing with the white board with "For AG?" was tweeted by the agent - and later deleted - but forced Magic officials to confront the subject, with Orlando GM Rob Hennigan attempting to downplay the leak to the Orlando Sentinel, saying the names scribbled on the white board were “not indicative of plans" and were “simply listing options, including some of which other teams have inquired about.”
Anways, back to the game, last season's NBA Dunk Contest runner-up Gordon scored 21 points to go along with 6 rebounds and two assists as the Magic won 115-107 at the Amway Center. And while Gordon at one point was without his shoe, he finished the game still in a Magic jersey. – Rappler.com