It’s been a big week for Aaron Gordon. First, the uber-recruit from San Jose (Ca.) Archbishop Mitty High finally decided on a college destination, choosing to attend Arizona. Then he competed in the McDonald’s Slam Dunk contest, and finally capped it with an MVP performance in the All-American game itself.
Yet along the way, Gordon had a goof that will likely outlive all those hallmark moments in everyone’s memory, particularly if he goes on to have the success everyone anticipates: He suffered one of the most galling rim rejections of all time after trying an elaborate between-the-legs slam during the All-American Game.
Luckily for Gordon, the senior had plenty of other awe-inspiring dunks, including all six of the dunks you see featured below.
In the end, those slam makes far outweighed the sole miss, even if the rim’s pyrrhic victory caught the eye and imagination more than the made dunks.
If nothing else, now Gordon can count on a spot in the weekly ESPN Not Top-10 list to go along with his MVP honor and Arizona announcement.