Benjamin Ashenafi Gordon is an American who used to play in the NBA. He was born in Britain. Gordon played basketball in college for the University of Connecticut, where he won a national championship in 2004. He also played for 11 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He is the first NBA player in the league’s history to do this as a rookie. Gordon is third on the Chicago Bulls’ all-time list for three-point field goals, behind Kirk Hinrich and Zach LaVine.
What Is Ben Gordon’s Net Worth?
British-American basketball player Ben Gordon has a net worth of $20 million.
Ben was a shooting guard for the Chicago Bulls, the Detroit Pistons, the Charlotte Bobcats, and the Orlando Magic in the National Basketball Association. Over the course of his career, he made about $84 million before taxes (NBA).
He was the only player to win the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award as a rookie. He also finished right after Kirk Hinrich in the Chicago Bulls’ all-time list of three-point field goals. Ben’s time in the NBA was over after the 2014–2015 season.
- Gordon signed a four-year, $15,710,000 deal with the Chicago Bulls in 2004. The base salary for each year was $3,360,000.
- After not getting the deal he wanted, he finally took the Chicago Bulls’ one-year, $6.4 million qualifying offer in 2008.
- Gordon and the Detroit Pistons also made a deal in 2009 for a five-year deal worth between $55 million and $60 million.
- Gordon signed a two-year, $9 million deal with the Orlando Magic in 2014. He got a base salary of $4,500,000.
About Ben Gordon’s Personal Life
Ben Gordon is now married to Sascha Smith. Reports say that he has two sons, and that one of them is named Elijah Gordon. Ben allegedly punched his 10-year-old son in the face at LaGuardia Airport on Monday night because the boy dropped a book.
The American Airlines worker told the police that she saw Gordon yelling at the boy and hitting him after he dropped a book on the ground.
Gordon was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, criminal contempt in the first and second degrees, two charges of assault in the second and third degrees, and attempted assault in the third degree. At his arraignment in Queens Criminal Court on Tuesday, he was also accused of trying to get away from police.
Ben Gordon Basket Ball Career
After helping UConn win the NCAA title in 2004, the player joined the league. With the third pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls chose Gordon.
Gordon’s first season in the NBA earned him two awards: Rookie of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year. He was the first rookie in NBA history to win Sixth Man of the Year.
Gordon spent five years playing for the Bulls. Before Jordan’s retirement, the Bulls had never won 30 games in a regular season. During his first season, they won 47 games. The Bulls made the playoffs for the first time since 1998 when the team was shut down by general manager Jerry Klause.
After signing with the Detroit Pistons, Gordon spent three seasons in “Motor City.” While he was living in Detroit, he got an ankle problem that needed surgery. Because of the injury, he became less good at sports, and he started going downhill. Gordon was able to play for Great Britain because he had dual citizenship.
He was moved from the Detroit Pistons to the Charlotte Bobcats, which meant he couldn’t play for Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics. During EuroBasket 2017, he played in the qualifying games for Great Britain.
His NBA career was cut short by a series of illnesses that kept getting worse. Gordon was moved around a lot, but it didn’t help any team. He played for his country in the qualifiers for the 2017 EuroBasket. Gordon’s career average was 14.9 points per game.