After ten years in the NBA, current Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon has finally found his niche as an offensive threat off the bench.
This, however, does not come as a surprise because, during Gordon’s heyday, he was viewed as a multi-skilled offensive player with the ability to shoot the three-ball, drive to the hoop, and get to the free-throw line. While playing for the L.A. Clippers, many fans even considered him as one of the top shooting guards in the league.
His best year for L.A. came in the 2010-2011 season when he averaged a career-high 22.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.9 threes per game. Unfortunately, he was hampered by several injuries, which prevented him from reaching his true potential.
A year later, he was packaged along with Chris Kaman and Al-Farouq Aminu to the (then) New Orleans Hornets for Chris Paul.
Despite how things turned out, Eric Gordon reportedly does not hold any ill feelings towards that franchise. One fan asked the former Sixth Man of the Year winner if he ever misses playing for the Los Angeles franchise and this was his response:
I did like my time with the clippers
— Eric Gordon (@TheofficialEG10) August 31, 2018
It is good that Gordon is able to look back at his past experiences and treat them as challenges that made him stronger – because this seems to be the case. Without his tenure as the Clippers’ focal point and top scoring threat, not a lot of fans would see his true potential.
Thankfully, things worked themselves out and right now, fans have the pleasure of appreciating his scoring prowess in full display with the Rockets.