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Nuggets Aaron Gordon Selected Number 50 Due To 2020 Dunk Contest Robbery

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Last week, the Orlando Magic decided to traded six-year NBA veteran to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Gary Harris, R.J. Hampton, and Denver’s protected 2025 first-round pick went to the Magic, according to ESPN.

“There’s been times where I just expressed my frustration to management,” Gordon told reporters. “Frustration with the losses, the injuries, the way we’ve been playing and how many losses have accumulated over the years. So it’s just my frustration kind of boiling over, I would say. … I think a lot of people share that sentiment with me, of frustration.”

With the Magic Gordon wore the number 00, but chose number 50 as his new number. It is interesting to note that it is not simply because he wanted a new beginning. According to Katy Winge of Altitude TV, he selected 50 because of his dunk results and the fact that he did not win. This issue also refers to his documentary ‘Mr.50′.

The contest came down to a dunk where Gordon dunked over Tacko Falls that received a 47, and his opponent Derrick Jones Jr received a 48 for attempting to take off from the free throw line.

After the contest many NBA fans zeroed in on Chicago native and Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade, who was one of the deciding votes that gave Jones his winning score in 2020. Wade had more of an alliance to the Heat organization, which at the time Jones was playing for.

Not too long after the contest, Gordon released a dissed track called “9 out 10” during the music video Gordon revealed that Wade cost him a $1 million bonus for losing the contest.

On Sunday night, Gordon made his debut with the Nuggets and helped them beat the Hawls 126-102. In 21 minutes of play, Gordon scored 13 points, two rebounds, and an assist.

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Written by Landon Buford

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