Aaron Gordon’s Brother, Ex-NBA Player Drew Gordon, Has Tragically Died At Just 33-Years-Old

Drew Gordon, Aaron GordonDrew Gordon, Aaron Gordon (Image source Twitter)


According to recent reports from ESPN’s Marc Spears, former NBA player Drew Gordon, who was the older brother of Denver Nuggets player Aaron Gordon, died in a car accident on Thursday at the age of 33. The accident occurred in Portland, Oregon.

“Former NBA forward Drew Gordon, the brother of Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon, died in a car accident in Portland, Ore., today, his agent Calvin Andrews confirmed to ESPN Landscape. The San Jose native who played at UCLA and New Mexico was 33 years old.” Spears wrote.

Gordon began his college basketball career at UCLA before transferring to the New Mexico Lobos in his second year. As the starting center for the Lobos, Gordon received multiple accolades for his strong play, providing New Mexico with a dominant presence on the court.

Drew Gordon was well-liked by NBA fans during his time with the 76ers

Gordon gained attention in basketball by appearing in nine games for the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2014-15 season. After concluding his time in New Mexico in 2012, Gordon continued to demonstrate his amazing basketball skills in various local and international tournaments. Gordon had a significant impact at UCLA.

Following his college career, he played professional basketball for over ten years, most of which were spent abroad. The pinnacle of his international career was being named an All-Star in France in 2015. In 2023, Gordon retired from basketball.

Aaron Gordon has demonstrated his incredible talent throughout the current season. He has averaged 13.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in 73 games this regular season. In the 2024 playoffs, he has averaged 14.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in 12 games. Recently, during the playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Anthony Edwards, the Timberwolves’ star player, expressed his frustration over Gordon’s performance.

WATCH: Luka Doncic Had Everyone Hyped Up After Putting Up 20 Points in the 1st Quarter of Game 5

Luka Doncic Has Everyone Hyped Up After Putting Up 20 Points in the 1st Quarter of Game 5Luka Doncic (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-103 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. Star player Luka Doncic scored 20 points in the first quarter. Dallas’ bench was amazed by his early domination, and many have proclaimed him an all-time great.

During Tuesday’s Game 4 matchup, Doncic had the poorest performance of the West finals, scoring a series-low 28 points on only 7-for-21 (33.3%) shooting. Meanwhile, Dallas dropped its first game of the series, 105-100, with a chance to finish Minnesota 4-0 at home.

With 2:23 left in the quarter, the five-time All-Star scored 20 points, shocking fans on X (Formerly Twitter). But in Game 5, with the score tied at one and another opportunity to finish the Timberwolves on the road, Luka Doncic came out firing.

According to NBA.com, in the first quarter, he finished with 20 points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal, and four 3-pointers on 8 of 11 (72.7%) shots. Dallas prevailed 35-19 in the meantime, as Doncic defeated Minnesota 20-19.

Luka Doncic Made a Remarkable Comeback After Game 4 Falloff

Even though Luka Doncic had one of his rare lousy shooting nights in Game 4, he didn’t look dejected after the game. Instead, he admitted his lack of enthusiasm and stressed Dallas’s need to focus on Game 5.

Luka Doncic added to his impressive postseason career with a remarkable 20-point first-quarter outburst in Game 5. He brought more energy to the game. He averaged 31.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 9.0 assists, 2.3 steals, and 4.3 3-pointers per game on 43.3% shooting throughout the series’ first four games.

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