Rookie Aaron Gordon drops lovely young defender with crossover at Orlando Magic community event (Video)

Dan Devine
July 25, 2014

When talent evaluators discussed the best traits of Arizona's Aaron Gordon in the lead-up to the 2014 NBA draft, they typically praised his work as a quick, long-armed and athletic defender, a relentless worker on the glass and hustler for loose balls, and his potential as a devastating finisher in transition. Clearly, the 6-foot-9 forward, whom the Orlando Magic chose with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, has been working to add "ankle-breaking ball-handling" to the "pro" side of his ledger ... much to the chagrin of this young attendee of the team's Magic FIT Program:

Of all the things this determined young defender learned during the fitness and education program — which is aimed at improving "the knowledge of healthy food choices and fitness exercises among at-risk children," according to John Denton of — the most important* one she learned was the lesson Uncle Drew's always trying to teach.

It's OK, though; everybody gets crossed up sometimes. It even happens to Hall of Famers. Just get back up and keep sliding, young lady.

Vine via Adam Papageorgiou. Hat-tip to Scott Rafferty at Hardwood Paroxysm.

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