TAG: Aaron Gordon

NBA / Aug 11, 2014 / 6:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Aaron Gordon Talks Transition Program, His Defensive Ability, & More

Aaron Gordon

Watching Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon play basketball, you’d never know he’s the youngest player in the NBA. Blessed with a combination of size and athleticism matched by few players in the world, the little things in Gordon’s game somehow still stick out. He’s just as likely to block a shot into the stands or finish a lob from the rafters as he is make an extra defensive rotation or cut hard to the rim to create an open shot for a teammate, precocious mental aspects of his play that forecast big things to come. Read More »

NBA Draft, Twitter / Aug 8, 2014 / 11:30 am

NBA Rookies Learn “Her Name Is…Not Really ‘Sparkle Smith’” & Other Zany Advice

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The incoming group of NBA rookies attended the Rookie Transition Program this week. It’s a chance for the league to prepare these young men for the new lifestyle they’ll have to deal with as professional basketball players. A reporter was at training school yesterday, and provided us with a sneak peek into some of the more hysterical nuggets of advice the rookies were told about. Read More »

College / Aug 4, 2014 / 4:45 pm

2014 NBA Rookies Choose Their Jersey Nicknames

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Last season news broke the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets would debut a new idea from the NBA where they would replace the last names on the back of their uniform with a nickname of their own choosing. The NBA went ahead with the plan as various monikers were spotted on the back of the uniforms for both teams, but we wanted to know what nicknames this year’s crop of rookies would choose if given the chance. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Aug 4, 2014 / 2:30 pm

2014 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot: Superhero Edition

Batman

The 2014 NBA Draft has been hyped for a couple years now. Some think it’s right up there with the 2003 Draft that featured the likes of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh. Others think it’s too early to tell what stars it might produce. Regardless, these rookies are already larger than life, so we thought it only appropriate to ask them during the 2014 NBA Rookie Shoot yesterday in Tarrytown, New York which superhero is their favorite. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jul 30, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Zach LaVine On Dunking, Kevin Love, Draft Night, And More

Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine is quickly becoming the most exciting player of this year’s NBA draft class. Born in Renton, Washington, LaVine made his inaugural appearance at the Seattle Pro-Am All-Star Game this weekend, where his interplanetary athleticism was on full display.

The Minnesota Timberwolves rookie sat down with Dime after the game to chat about all sorts of topics, like his love for the television show Castle, how Smush Parker influenced him as a dunker (no, really), the ongoing Kevin Love rumors, his Draft night controversy, and more. Read More »

Video / Jul 29, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Aaron Gordon Shows Off Insane Hops With Series Of Effortless Dunks

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Aaron Gordon (photo. iamaarongordon)

Just days after Zach LaVine left the dunking world’s mouth agape with an array of incredible slams at the Seattle Pro-Am, fellow rookie Aaron Gordon is primed to do the same. The 18 year-old Gordon showed off the immense athleticism that him the surprise fourth overall pick of June’s draft by performing several amazingly casual dunks at the Orlando Magic’s practice facility. Read More »

Video / Jul 25, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Watch Aaron Gordon Cross-Up Little Girl At Orlando MAGIC FIT Camp

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Aaron Gordon (photo. Adam Papageorgiou Vine)

It’s no secret that Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon needs to work on his perimeter skills before making a full-time transition to the wing in the NBA. And by all accounts, Gordon is living up to his reputation as a tireless worker by constantly honing his handle – even if it means crossing-up adorable, unsuspecting children. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jul 18, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Video: Andrew Wiggins Vs. Aaron Gordon Vs. Zach LaVine Dream Dunk Contest

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins, Aaron Gordon, and Zach LaVine are three of the most explosive athletes in the league. We can say that with utmost confidence even though they’ve yet to partake in a regular season or let alone exhibition NBA game – leapers like this are obviously few and far, far between. Wiggins, Gordon, and LaVine have dazzled with memorable dunks in high school, college, and Summer League, stoking the possible fire of a sorely needed All-Star Weekend dunk contest revival.

Who would win this surely epic battle? The folks at Ballislife compiled an awesome video of Wiggins, Gordon, and LaVine’s high-flying antics to help you decide. Read More »

Video / Jul 6, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Watch Aaron Gordon’s Insane Block At Orlando Summer League

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Aaron Gordon (photo. Ashok Gamer YouTube)

Nick Johnson’s dunk over Timothy Ohlbrecht on the opening day of competition in Orlando could prove to be the dunk of Summer League. His former University of Arizona teammate, Aaron Gordon, had a block that was just as if not more impressive. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2014 / 8:12 pm

Magic Select Aaron Gordon With The Fourth Pick Of The 2014 NBA Draft

Aaron Gordon

The Orlando Magic have selected Arizona forward Aaron Gordon with the fourth pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. Read More »