Approximately 300 people attended an Aaron Gordon Meet-and-Greet this past Saturday at Uncle Bob’s Self Storage in Sanford, FL. Radio station 98.9 WWMO teamed up with Uncle Bob’s Self Storage to put on the event that consisted of two portions: an autograph session and a video game basketball tournament.
The bracket-style video game tournament featured 16 participants that were selected at random to play each other in the video game classic, NBA Jam. The winner of the tournament, Chris, played Orlando Magic star forward, Aaron Gordon, one-on-one.
The final game left Gordon playfully frustrated with his team’s performance. Despite it being a close race throughout, Chris pulled out a win over Gordon in the final seconds with a score of 45-40. Watch highlights from the tournament as well as Gordon’s postgame interview.
While the initial tournament was underway, hundreds of excited fans waited patiently for their chance with Gordon. Aaron was courteous and engaged, signing autographs and posing for pictures – a real class act! He also took extreme care to present himself as a role model to the children that attended. Twitter and Instagram posts displayed just how loved this player is in his Orlando community.
The meet-and-greet happened on the same day the NBA playoffs began, giving Orlando fans something to get excited about since their team had been eliminated from playoff contention.
In keeping with the player’s close ties to family, Gordon’s sister, Elise Gordon, attended the event. Some fans weren’t sure who they were more excited to meet, the basketball star or his kind-hearted sister who is famous in her own right with over 10k Instagram followers.
Gordon is most famously known for his participation in this year’s Slam Dunk Competition. Despite his epic performance, he lost to NBA star, Zach LaVine. Many fans were outwardly disappointed that Gordon wasn’t chosen as the winner.
Check out highlights from the day in the clip below.
Aaron Gordon Social Media Highlights:
— David Benitez (@buster041201) April 17, 2016
— Jason Clark (@MetalMayfe13) April 16, 2016
— Uncle Bob’s Storage (@UncleBobStorage) April 16, 2016
I think I was more excited to meet @ohhayelise than the real dunk winner @a00g_ #whoops #rude @orlandomagic #puremagic #noshoppingcarts
A photo posted by Liz Kudirka (@kudirka13) on
Hanging out with the REAL NBA slam dunk champion. #AirGordon
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