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Eric Gordon is a shooting guard for the Houston Rockets.
He was drafted into the NBA in 2008. He has previously played for the LA Clippers and the New Orleans Pelicans.
Born on December 25, 1988, Eric Gordon grew up playing basketball in Indianapolis. He grew up in a basketball-playing family, with his two brothers and his father having a background in basketball. During his middle school and high school days, he collected many awards and was even named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year while making the Big Ten first team.
Eric Gordon joined the NBA in 2008 and immediately made a name for himself as a shooting guard for the LA Clippers. He was named the Rookie of the Month once in his first season against the likes of Derrick Rose and DeMar Derozan. Many analysts thought that he would be the Rookie of the Year, but injuries prevented him from being in the running at the end of the season. He played a total of 24 games that season. Despite this, he still finished as the second scorer on the team, averaging 22 points per game.
The guard was later traded to the Pelicans and later joined the Rockets, where he is now as of 2022. At the Rockets, he had a prolific partnership with James Harden before the latter moved to the Brooklyn Nets. He scored a career-high of 50 points in 2017 against the Utah Jazz. He also broke the franchise record of being named Sixth Man of the Year while playing for the Houston Rockets.
Eric Gordon has an estimated net worth of $45 million, which he has earned as a basketball player with the LA Clippers, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the Houston Rockets.
Eric Gordon earns a total of $19.5 million a year with the Houston Rockets.
Eric Gordon is 6 ft 3 in tall (191 cm).
Eric Gordon was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on December 25, 1988. As of July 2022, the basketball player is 33 years old.
Eric Gordon, born Eric Ambrose Gordon Jr, grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born to Eric and Denise Gordon, and he is the eldest of three children. Growing up, he was an athletic child who loved playing outside, whatever the sport. He grew up playing soccer and basketball at the young age of four before switching completely to basketball when he was seven. At age seven, Eric started playing basketball competitively.
The basketball player attended Fox Hill Elementary School, a school just down the street from where he lived. Years later, he began schooling at Northview Middle School before attending and graduating from North Central High School. At North Central, the basketball player was starting to show promise of joining the NBA and making a big name for himself. In 2007, he was named Indiana's Mr. Basketball. This award was given to him to note that he was the best basketball player in the whole of Indiana State.
As a result of his prolific high school days, many colleges started to knock on his door in the hopes of recruiting him onto their respective teams. Before he had even graduated, Eric Gordon was receiving offers from colleges such as Duke, Notre Dame, the University of Illinois, and Arizona State. The basketball player ultimately decided to go to Indiana University Bloomington and study sports management. As of 2022, he is still their all-time leading scorer.
In 2008, Eric Gordon announced that he was leaving college to enter the NBA Draft. There was so much hype around his announcement, and even the ESPN channel labeled him as one of the best draft picks to watch. The basketball player was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers as the seventh pick. He quickly made a name for himself by performing well in the Summer League. In the NBA that first season he broke the NBA record of the most points scored by a rookie with 41 points. The record, however, has been since broken by Blake Griffin. The basketball player was also named Rookie of the Month in January.
Eric Gordon keeps his personal life to himself, and it is not known who he is dating or if he's dating anyone at all as of July 2022.
Eric Gordon's parents are Denise Gordon and Eric Gordon Sr. His father was also a basketball player at Liberty University, and that is where he met Denise. They have three children together.
Eric Gordon is the eldest of three children. He has two younger brothers named Eron Gordon and Evan Gordon. They are both basketball players, Eron has played at Seton Hall and Valparaiso University, and Evan has played at Arizona State and at Liberty University.
Eric Gordon is best-known as an NBA athlete. As of 2022, he plays as a shooting guard for the Houston Rockets, but he has played for the Los Angeles Clippers and the New Orleans Pelicans. He has represented the US national team at the FIBA World Championships as well. In Indiana, he is known for winning the Indiana Mr. Basketball in 2007. He is also known for how his name was constantly in the headlines that year. Indiana University and the University of Illinois were battling for the player. It is reported that the player had previously agreed to join the University of Illinois because the Illinois campus was close to home, but he ended up snubbing them.
Some may know him for his 43-point game at the Loyola Academy while playing for North Central High School. This was a notable moment in his career because the likes of Michael Jordan were present at the game.
Eric Gordon boasts many individual awards to his name, from when he was still in high school to his time in the NBA. His most impressive award is the Indiana Mr. Basketball, given to the best player in the state of Indiana at the time. He won this award in 2007, and from then, he has gone on to win other awards such as Rookie of the Month while making the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2007.
The shooting guard was also named the Gatorade National Male Athlete of the Year and made the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2008. That same year he was also named to the first team of the Big Ten Conference. Eric Gordon also has a gold medal with the USA for winning the FIBA World Championship in 2010.
2017 was probably the player's best year as he won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year. He also won the Three-Point Contest at the All-Star weekend, beating Kyrie Irving. He also had one of his best games, scoring 31 points against the Washington Wizards that season.
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