Fans are sharing hilarious reactions to Aaron Gordon trying to sneak into the NBA All-Star Game

Aaron Gordon is having one of the best seasons of his career and the media has started asking if the forward will return to the slam dunk contest. Gordon’s response was quite unexpected and fans started making fun of him for it.

Gordon is having a great season for the Denver Nuggets. He averages 16.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists while shooting 58.8%, 37.6% of which is from long range. With his play, some have considered that his first All-Star Game appearance this season would come into play.

When asked by Sports Illustrated reporter Rohan Nadkarni if ​​he would return to the slam dunk contest, Gordon had an interesting answer.

“If I’m in the All-Star Game, I do the dunk contest,” Gordon said.

After his response broke, fans began sharing their reactions to his sudden self-offering to do the ASG. Here are some of the funniest reactions.

@LegionHoops Did he try to play like an Allstar to get into the Allstar game?

@LegionHoops @RohanNadkarni Well, that’s not going to happen. I’d love to see Gordon back in the dunk contest, but no, he’s not an all-star this season

Based on fan reception, it looks like Gordon will not be appearing in the Slam Dunk Contest for the next few seasons. Still, the nuggets benefit greatly from his production, making him a valuable role-player.

Also read: What are Aaron Gordon’s contract details with the Denver Nuggets in the 2022-2023 NBA season: Everything you need to know


Stephen A. Smith named Aaron Gordon and the Denver Nuggets the best team in the Western Conference

Orlando Magic vs. Denver Nuggets
Orlando Magic vs. Denver Nuggets

Aaron Gordon and the Western Conference leaders (32-13) have played incredibly well this season. Your game helped launch a campaign for Nikola Jokic to win his third straight MVP award.

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith believes in the nuggets. When asked which team in the NBA was the best, he didn’t hesitate to choose Denver.

“The Denver Nuggets,” Smith said. “Their depth is undeniable, Jokic is on track to be a three-time MVP, Jamal Murray is averaging 18 per game with 44% shooting, 38% from 3-point range and obviously he had those nasty knee injuries… Aaron Gordon, I can’t say enough about how he’s playing this year.

“So if I look at that and then record the elevation at Mile High. If you have home field advantage and you have four game potential there, that could be a death knell.

“I also want to give Coach (Mike) Malone a little love. He does an extraordinary job. … You could see that they have a level of admiration, respect and genuine affection for him. He deserves a lot of credit.”

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Also read: Watch: Recap of Aaron Gordon’s 7 dunks vs Phoenix Suns

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