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Drew Gordon, Former NBA Player And Brother of Nuggets’ Star Aaron Gordon Dead at 33 in a Car Crash

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Former NBA forward Drew Gordon, who is also the older brother of Denver Nuggets’ Aaron Gordon, tragically passed away at the age of 33 in a car accident. The incident occurred in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday, May 30, 2024. Gordon’s agent, Calvin Andrews, confirmed the heartbreaking news to ESPN.

The Denver Nuggets organization expressed their grief over Drew Gordon’s passing. In a tribute, they wrote: “1990 – 2024 Drew Gordon. The Denver Nuggets organization is devastated to learn about the tragic passing of Drew Gordon. Drew was far too young to leave this world, but his legacy will forever live on through his three beautiful children and all of his loved ones. Our hearts are with Aaron and the Gordon family during this extremely difficult time”

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A Brief Overview of Drew Gordon’s Career

Drew Gordon’s basketball journey was marked by resilience and determination. Although he didn’t make it into the NBA draft after his college career, he continued to pursue his passion for the game. Here are some key points from his career:

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Gordon began his college basketball career at UCLA, where he spent two years playing for the UCLA Bruins men’s basketball program.He later transferred to New Mexico, joining the New Mexico Lobos men’s basketball team for two seasons.

Despite not being drafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Gordon remained committed to basketball. He played for the Dallas Mavericks in the Summer League and then went on to play in various foreign leagues and G League.

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His basketball journey took him to countries such as France, Italy, Turkey, Serbia, Lithuania, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, and Poland. During the 2014-15 NBA season, Gordon had the opportunity to play for the Philadelphia 76ers, appearing in nine games. Drew Gordon’s impact on the basketball community and the memories he created will be cherished by fans, teammates, and loved ones.

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Arko Bhattacharyya is a content writer for swen entertainment and sports. This political science graduate is a huge sports fan . He uses his experience and passion to provide unique insight into all. Arko Bhattacharyya is a content writer combat based and us sports . Besides being a Us sports buff , he is also a massive football and cricket fan . Apart from his professional exploits as a content writer , he likes to travel and explore.
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