Arizona Basketball grooms many phenomenal, one-and-done players including NBA Star Aaron Gordon. After being cheated of a Dunk title, he will have the last word.
Arizona Basketball star Aaron Gordon got stiffed twice in the NBA Dunk Contest. We all know it and the world knows it too. But there was a mistake made in the most recent event, and NBA Great and judge Scottie Pippin finally gave the 4-1-1 on what actually went down.
Although its too late to change the outcome now, Gordon has decided he will ultimately have the last word.
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Since the All-Star break, Gordon has been on a roll! He just scored 18 points, 6 rebounds (3 offensive), an assist, a steal and a block in the third quarter against the Atlanta Hawks this past week resulting in a double-double with 26 points, six assists and 10 rebounds.
He continues to raise his game to a new level as he reached a new milestone, earning his first NBA triple-double (17 points, 12 assists, and 11 rebounds) in a big win against the Minnesota Timberwolves (136-125). That resulted in a water shower celebration from his teammates.
Gordon had a lot to say on Twitter after he was robbed in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest for the second time. “During the media scrum I said ‘My next goal is to win a 3 point contest.’ That’s cap [no lie]…I made that a point to let everyone know you can do anything if you put ya mind to it,” Tweeted Gordon, adding, “The next goal is to be in that game Sunday and the Larry O’B.” He’s been playing a high level since these Tweets, so he is reinvigorated.
Before the last round, Gordon pleaded his case that he had scored the most “50 point” dunks, and with a contest high of five 50-point dunks, he felt that the contest is only supposed to have four dunks, so really the title was his. But this was before the judges did him dirty.
At the the Dunk Contest press conference, he opened up with some comments that gave you some insight into how much he didn’t agree with the judges, “What are we doing? Who set the Dunk Contest up?” Gordon stayed classy and had some nice words about his competitor, but he reiterated that he wants to find the person who makes the rules and who gave him a nine on the last dunk. That will be his last Dunk Contest, “I’m done — It’s a wrap — I feel like I should have two trophies.”
Fast forward to this past week, and Scottie Pippin dropped a bomb on ESPN.
“I’m going to be honest,” said Pippin on ESPN, “We actually tried to switch it to make it a tie ad the machines locked us out and that was it.” Pippin also tried to explain it this way, “Somehow we punched the scores in and they came up wrong — We just messed up — The reality of it is, we thought we were giving them both a tie.”
Gordon will have the last word. The former Wildcat and NBA Star is producing a short film about the time he spent preparing for and competed in the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. The trailer of the film named “The Recap” shows you a bit of what this short film will be about. Hint: You will get to see his tattoos on his back you never get to see. Nah, that’s not the highlight, but his love of dunking, competition and the game is what this short film is all about.
Here are his five 50-score dunks:
We cannot wait for Gordon’s film to debut as he continues his quest for an NBA Championship. Next NBA All-Star festivities will include a 3-point contest with Aaron participating and hopefully he will also be voted in as an All-Star. And DoubleAG if you find out who sets the rules, let us know and we will have your back!