The Chicago Bulls took the UConn product with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft.
Gordon was known for his prolific scoring, especially as threat coming off the bench. He claimed the Sixth Man of the Year award following his rookie season.
Ben Gordon and the Chicago Bulls went into the playoffs four times, being the first team to do so in the post-Jordan era.
Gordon became the man that Jordan was in Chicago. Not the same caliber player, but when the clock was ticking down and the game was close, Chicago did whatever they could to get the ball into Gordon's hands.
The Bulls and Ben Gordon eventually came to breaking point when Gordon refused the Bulls' contract extension offer, eventually resulting in the Bulls letting him walk after the 2008-09 season. Gordon joined the Detroit Pistons, and has never reached his playing abilities that he had in Chicago.
Ben Gordon had many fans in Chicago, fans embracing him for his clutch shots. Sort of reminded them of Jordan's guts you could say.
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