Ben Gordon is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He played for the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Bobcats, and the Orlando Magic. He also played for the Texas Legends. In 2005, he was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Benjamin Ashenafi Gordon was born on April 4, 1983, in London, England. He stands 185 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 91 kg. He plays shooting guard and is a right-handed player. Although born in England he and his family moved to the United States when he was a baby and grew up in Mount Vernon, New York.

After retirement, he had several run-ins with law enforcement and was arrested a number of times, most recently in 2022 when he was arrested for allegedly punching his son.

Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.85 m / 91 kg
Born 4 Apr 1983
Nationality United Kingdom United Kingdom
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
Texas Legends 2017
215 orlando magic Orlando 2014 - 2015
213 charlotte bobcats Charlotte Bobcats 2012 - 2014
209 detroit pistons Detroit 2009 - 2012
207 chicago bulls Chicago 2004 - 2009

High School and College Career

He attended Mount Vernon High School. Later, he went on to play collegiate basketball for the University of Connecticut. While there, he helped lead the team to the NCAA Championships in 2004. He was also named the Big East Tournament MVP.

Professional Career

Gordon joined the NBA in 2004 and was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the draft, chosen 3rd overall. He played for the Bulls from 2004 to 2009. In his first year with the Bulls, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. The same year, he was also named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year for 2005.

From 2009 to 2012, he played for the Detroit Pistons, and from 2012-2014, he played for the Charlotte Bobcats. His last NBA was the 2014-2015 season, in which he played with the Orlando Magic. In 2017, he played for the Texas Legends in the NBA G League before finally retiring from the NBA.

Career Highlights

  • 2005 - NBA Sixth Man of the Year
  • 2005 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 2004 - NCAA champion
  • 2004 - Big East tournament MVP

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