Eric Ambrose Gordon Jr. net worth is
Eric Ambrose Gordon Jr. salary is
$12.39 million USD (2016)
Eric Ambrose Gordon Jr. Wiki Biography
Eric Ambrose Gordon Jr. was born on the 25th December 1988, in Indianapolis, Indiana USA, and is half Bahamina through his mother. He is a professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets in the NBA. In 2017, Eric was awarded the NBA Sixth Man of the Year, and became the NBA Three-Point Contest champion. Gordon has been playing basketball professionally since 2008.
How much is the net worth of Eric Gordon? It has been calculated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $45.6 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Basketball is the main source of Gordon’s fortune.
Eric Gordon Net Worth $45.6 Million
To begin with, Eric started playing basketball in high school – he averaged 29 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game, while being inducted into the McDonald’s All-American Team and elected Mr. Basketball of Indiana. At the end of 2005, he gave Bruce Weber, the head coach of the basketball team of the University of Illinois, his word to play for his university. However, when Jeff Meyer, a friend of the Gordon family, was appointed the assistant coach at Indiana University, Gordon changed his mind and played for Indiana University from 2007 to 2008. He scored an average of 20.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists per game, and 33.7% of his three-point throw.
Concerning his professional career, at the NBA Draft 2008, he was selected the 7th by the Los Angeles Clippers. At the beginning of 2009, he was named the rookie of the month of the Western Conference, and subsequently at the Clippers, Gordon quickly made it to top performer of his first year, 16.1 points on average and 39% of his three-point shots were successful, which earned him a season-end call to the NBA All-Rookie second team. In his third year, he scored 22.3 points and distributed 4.4 assists on average, which meant a breakthrough for him. However, he was increasingly struggling with injuries, and before the start of the 2011 – 2012 season, he was transferred together with Chris Kaman and Al-Farouq Aminu from the Clippers to the New Orleans Hornets. In return, the Clippers got the All-star Chris Paul.
For the Hornets Gordon was able to play only a few games due to an injury. His contract ended in 2012, but Gordon was offered a maximum contract for four years and $58 million dollars from the Phoenix Suns, but the Hornets decided to match the offer, and subsequently, Eric Gordon stayed in New Orleans for another four years. The first two years, Gordon could not play in more than 50 of 160 games due to injuries, in the 2013 – 2014 season he was able to compete in more than 60 games. In the 2014 – 2015 season, he scored only 13.4 points on average, but the Pelicans qualified for the playoffs, which happened for the first time in Gordon’s career. In the series against the Golden State Warriors, Gordon was one of the few players who scored 18.5 points on average in four games, as the Pelicans had a 4-0 win against the Warriors. In the 2015 – 2016 season, Gordon again suffered an injury of a right finger, so he could only complete 45 games, and the Pelicans missed the playoffs due to an injury-spoiled season.
In the summer of 2016, Gordon signed a contract with the Houston Rockets, became an integral part of the offense, and had an injury-free season. For the Rockets he became as the most important player, and the Rockets reached the Conference semi-finals in the NBA playoffs, where his team was defeated by the San Antonio Spurs. Gordon was awarded at the end of the season for his good performances.
Finally, in the personal life of the basketball player, Eric is still single, with no rumours of romance in the air.
|Net Worth||$45.6 Million|
|Salary||$12.39 million USD (2016)|
|Date Of Birth||December 25, 1988|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|Profession||Basketball Player, NBA Player|
|Education||North Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana University Bloomington (IU)|
|Parents||Eric Gordon, Denise Gordon|
|Siblings||Evan Gordon, Eron Gordon|
|Awards||NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2017), NBA Three-Point Contest champion (2017), 2010 FIBA World Championship (Gold Medal), Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2008), McDonald's All-American (2007), Indiana Player of the Year, Mr. Basketball (2007), Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year (2007)|
|Nominations||NBA draft: 2008, Los Angeles Clippers (Round: 1 / Pick: 7), NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2009), Third-team All-American – AP (2008), First-team All-Big Ten (2008), Big Ten Freshman of the Year, First Team of the Big Ten Conference (2008)|
|Movies||Space Jam (1996), Eggo Waf-fulls (2000)|
|TV Shows||Game Changers (TV Series, 2016), Rome Is Burning (2003), Hungry (TV Series, 2014), 413 Hope St. (1997)|