Eric Gordon Bio: Contract, Injury, ESPN & Net Worth

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Eric Gordon is a professional basketball player and a fantastic natural scorer with superb range.

He started playing at four and successfully won the Gold medal in the 2010 FIBA World Championship representing the United States.

Eric has great moves, and it is hard to stop driving to the hoop. Not to mention, his stats are also off the roof. Also, he is excellent on free throws and Fragile on the court.

Being able to start competitive basketball matches from age seven, Eric successfully managed to book a place in the college team.

Indeed, Eric’s talent and high level of performance on the court have awarded him success in his playing career.

Eric Gordon age
Eric Gordon

NFL Drafted in 2008, Eric’s Professional NBA career began from club Los Angeles Clippers. Meanwhile, he is currently playing for Houston Rockets since 2016.

Let’s get started to know more about the professional Shooting Guard, Mr. Eric Gordon. But before that, let’s go through the quick facts about him first.

Eric Gordon: Quick Facts

Full Name Eric Ambrose Gordon Jr.
Birth Date December 25, 1988
Birth Place Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black American
Education Indiana University Bloomington
Horoscope Capricorn
Father’s Name Eric Gordon Sr.
Mother’s Name Denise Gordon
Siblings Evan Gordon & Eron Gordon (Brothers)
Nickname The Hobbit
Age 35 years old
Height 6 feet 3 inches (191 cm)
Weight 215 lbs (97.5 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Blue
Marital status Unmarried
Girlfriend None 
Profession NBA Player
Net Worth $45 Million(Estimated)
Merch Rockets Game-used Jersey, Autographed Game Card
Career History Los Angeles Clippers, New Orleans Hornets / Pelicans
Current club Houston Rockets
Number 10
Position Shooting Guard
Traits Steady Shooter
Salary $14 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update May, 2024

Eric Gordon: Early Life & Parents

Eric Gordon, the rising small forward, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the United States. Similarly, he was the first child of his father, Eric Gorden Sr., and his mother, Denise Gorden.

Likewise, Denise is a native of Nassau, Bahamas. Later, Denise met Gordon Sr. at Liberty University, where Gordon Sr. played Basketball. 

Eric grew up with his siblings Evan Gordon and Eron Gordon. In Contrast, Evan and Eron play Basketball as point guards for Arizona State and Valparaiso.

Eric Gordon with his Family
Eric Gordon with his Family

He attended North Central High School in Indianapolis and played Basketball from there. Then after high school, Eric enrolled and played for Indiana University Bloomington.

Age, Body Measurement & Nationality

On December 25, 1988, Eric was born and is 35 years old. Therefore his horoscope is Capricorn according to his birth chart.

If you believe in a horoscope, Capricorn is considered a powerful one. This is because they are resourceful, ambitious, hardworking, and career-oriented.

Eric Illustrates athlete physics with a height of 6 feet 3 inches and weighs 97.5 kilograms. Likewise, the professional basketball player has a wingspan of 6′ 9”.

Meanwhile, Eric Gorden is an American citizen by birth as he was born in Indiana, United States.

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High School Highlights 

Eric Gordon attended North Central high school and started playing Basketball over there. In 2007, North Central’s game against Loyola Academy, attended by Michael Jordan, was aired on ESPN.

Eric scored his record-high 43 points in the match against Loyola Academy. Consequently, he again broke his record, scoring 50 points twice during the season.

In the Indiana 4A tile game, Eric led North Central, contributing an average of 29 points with 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Hence, Eric got the “McDonald’s All-American” and “Mr. Basketball” titles for 2007.

College Stats 

Eric Gordon attended Indiana University Bloomington and started a basketball career as a shooting guard.

Consequently, he successfully attained honors as he was Big Ten Freshman of the year with a third-team All-American.

Eric also became the most scorer with 669 points in his University and the Big Ten.

Indeed, he was on the nomination for Wooden Award and Naismith Award and was named second-team All-American for

Eric Gordon playing for Indiana University
Eric Gordon playing for Indiana University

Similarly, Gordon completed the season with 20.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game. Also, he was named Big Ten Freshman of the year on March 10, 2008.

Professional NBA Career

Los Angeles Clippers

Eric Gordon’s started his professional NBA Career in 2008 as Los Angeles Clippers drafted him. He was drafted with the seventh pick and regarded as the top ten players in the draft class.

In Eric’s first season with Los Angeles Clippers, he scored 23 points in Las Vegas Summer League game. Eric scored 19 points with 6.5 rebounds and ended with a hamstring injury.

After his recovery from injury, Eric set a record for most points scored by a rookie with 41 points. As a result, he was named the NBA Western Conference Rookie of the month for January 2009.

Similarly, in season 2009-10, Eric gave 62 appearances, starting 60 games. He scored 16 times with 17 steals and got a place in the 2010-2012 USA Men’s National Team Program.

Eric Gordon snatched the goal medal in the 2010 FIBA World Championship representing the United States.

However, in Season 2010-11, he faced a sprained wrist with a bone chip fracture in the foul committed by Andris Biedriņš in the match with Golden State Warrior.

Eric Gordon is playing for Los Angeles Clippers.
Eric Gordon is playing for Los Angeles Clippers.

After a comeback from injury, Eric gave a solid performance contributing to a win with 24 points against the Houston Rockets.

However, Eric again faced sprained wrist injury as Timofey Mozgov fouled him in a match against Denver Nuggets.

Hence, in season 2010-2011, Eric finished being the second-leading scorer for the Clippers with 22.3 points per game with an average rebound of 2.9 and assisted of 4.4 per game.

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New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans

The Los Angeles Clippers traded Eric Gordon to New Orleans Hornets on December 14, 2011.

However, Eric’s transfer allowed him to record 20 points, four rebounds, and three assists for the new team against Phoenix Sun.

Unfortunately, Eric Gordon aggravated his pre-existing knee injury and was diagnosed with cartilage damage in his right knee.

Soon he returned to the court on the match against Denver Nuggets, contributing 15 points in a 94-92 victory.

On July 14, 2012, Eric signed a contract extension with the Hornets for a four-year offer of $58 million.

Eric was sent to rehabilitation work during the offseason to recover his knee injury and strengthen his quad muscles.

Eric became the leading scorer for New Orlean Hornets with 17.0 points per game,1.8 rebounds, and 3.3 assists on average with 42 appearances.

On November 29, 2013, Eric recorded a 121-105 win over the Philadelphia 76ers with 26 points and seven assists.

In conclusion, he finished the season with 15.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists on average in 64 appearances.

Despite injuries, Eric had a great career in the season with the best long-range shooting year in his career.

Eric Gordon appeared in all 41 games for the Pelicans in the 2015-16 season. After that, he started appearing in 40 games playing more than 15 minutes in each game.

Consequently, On January 19, 2016, Eric sustained a fractured bone in the ring finger. On February 27, Eric made a comeback in the match against Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Houston Rockets

Eric Gordon signed the contract with the Houston Rockets on July 9, 2016. Meanwhile, his first debut for Housten Rockets was on October 26, where he scored 19 points in a 120-114 loss against the Angeles lakers.

Eric gained the first 130-114 victory with Housten Rockets in the match against Portland Trail Blazers with his 26 points.

On December 7, he made his career-high eight three-pointers with 26 points scored against a 134-95 victory over Los Angeles Lakers.

The Houston Rockets made an NBA record 24 three-pointers in the game, led by Eric Gordon’s 7 for 12 effort.

Besides, he scored his season-high 31 points in a 101-91 win on January 2, 2017, in a match against Washington Wizards.

Eric on the Action for Houston Rockets
Eric on the Action for Houston Rockets

Eric Scored 18 points in a 123-108 win match against Memphis Grizzlies on February 18, 2017. Then, he finished the game with 180 three-pointers and managed to set an NBA record.

Eric Gordon becomes the first player from Housten Rockets to receive the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award.

Eric scored season-high 29 points beating the Philadelphia 76ers 105-104 on October 25, 2017. Later on December 18, 2017, he scored season-high 33 points in a 120-99 victory match against Utah Jazz.

Similarly, Eric scored 31 points in a 118-86 victory match against Chicago Bulls.

Furthermore, in the rockets’ third game against the Golden State Warriors, Eric scored high 30 points with seven 3- 3-pointers in 126-121 wins.

Eric became the third player from Housten Rocket to score 40 points in a single game and the first player after Harden to score 50 points in 24 years.

Recently, in January 2022, Michael Scotto of Hoops Hype stated that several playoff-caliber teams had portrayed their interest in Eric Gordon and Daniel Thies.

National Team Career

Gordon represented his nation United States in the 2010 FIBA World Championship games in Istanbul, Turkey.

Furthermore, he played nine games for team USA and made an average of 8.6 points.

Eric’s contribution to team USA to finish a perfect record of 9-0 awarded him a gold medal.

Awards & Achievements

  • Fourth-team Parade All-American (2006)
  • Indiana Mr. Basketball (2007)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2007)
  • First-team Parade All-American (2007)
  • Third-team All-American – AP (2008)
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2009)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2008)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2008)
  • NBA Three-Point Contest champion (2017)
  • NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2017)
  • Medals- Gold medal in 2010 FIBA World Championship Turkey

Learn more about his stats, game log, and projections on his ESPN and Fantasy Pros sites.

Eric Gordon: Personal Life & Net Worth

Besides the Athlete career, Eric Gordon is also an attractive individual. He has an attractive body with a height and weight of 6 feet 3 inches and 97.5 kg.

The rumor is that Eric has been dating Houston native “Tiffany.” Besides, Tiffany has been spotted at all Houston Rocket’s Home games.

In the case of net worth, Eric’s mainstream income is his NBA career. Thus, according to sources, his estimated net worth is around $45 million.

The Rockets’ player earned $18.9 million in 2019 as his salary and is having a luxurious life. Eric signed a $54 million contract with Houston Rockets in 2019, making him stay in the team until the 2022-2023 season.

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Social Media Presence

Eric Gordon booked his active presence on different social media. He is available on Instagram as officialeg10 with a followers count of 283k.

In like manner, Eric is also present on Twitter as @TheofficialEG10. Also, he has a total number of 223.9k followers on Twitter.

Eric Gordon keeps his fans and followers updated about the NBA and his lifestyle.

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What happened to Eric Gordon?

Eric has suffered from injuries frequently. He suffered from wrist injuries while in college, left hamstring injuries in 2008, Sprained wrist in 2010, a Knee injury in 2012; a Left shoulder injury in 2014, and a Right ring finger fracture in 2016.

What happened in the match against Illinois in 2008?

On February 7, 2008, Eric was the target of loud booing and taunting throughout the game. In addition, Illinois fans mistreated his parents near the game’s end.

Why did Eric commit to playing for Illinois but join Indiana?

On November 30, 2005, Eric made a verbal commitment to play for Illinois but somehow managed to keep interested in Indiana University.

Also, the Illinois coach declined the offer of Eric’s attempt to join Illinois.

What is the career statistic of Eric Gordon?

Eric Gordon has played 692 games on the NBA field while starting 524 of them. Well, he played 32.6 minutes on average for each game. 

Furthermore, he maintained a field goal percentage of .425, a three-point percentage of .368, and a free throw percentage of .812. Likewise, he posted an average of 2.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, .9 steals, and 16.6 points per game. 

Eric has played 55 games in the playoff season and started 31 of them while averaging 31 minutes per game. During it, he maintained a field goal percentage of .433, a three-point percentage of .360, and a free throw percentage of .837. 

Similarly, he posted an average of 2.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.3 steals, and 20.9 points per game. 

Why is there an Eric Gordon obituary?

The obituary does not belong to the basketball player Eric Gordon Jr. He is still alive and is playing basketball. Instead, the obituary belongs to his father, Eric Gordon Sr, who died at 62.

Does Eric Gordon want to stay in Houston?

Rumors were on the news that Gordon is expected to be traded before the 10th February 2022 deadline. However, Eric is staying with Houston even after the trade deadline.

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