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

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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