Magic's Aaron Gordon Lends Support to Reporter Trolled for Having the Same Name

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistNovember 2, 2017

MEMPHIS, TN - NOVEMBER 1: Aaron Gordon #00 of the Orlando Magic handles the ball against the Memphis Grizzlies on November 1, 2017 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using
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Aaron A. Gordon plays for the Orlando Magic. Aaron W. Gordon is a reporter who likely does not possess the same dunking abilities.

They share the same name, but a quick look at the latter's Twitter profile picture and bio reveals that he's not the NBA's Aaron Gordon. Taking a few seconds to avoid any confusion seems easy enough.

One Twitter user, however, was flabbergasted at the writer's audacity to "steal" the moniker. This person demanded that the reporter change his name on Twitter so he's not "ripping off" the athlete.

As Aaron W. Gordon tried to explain, that's just his name, one he was given years before the NBA player was born. Apparently, in the eyes of this Twitter critic, the 22-year-old forward has "earned the right" to be society's only Aaron Gordon.

Upon seeing the exchange, the Magic's Gordon defended his fellow A.G.:

Aaron Gordon @Double0AG

😂 this is totally my humor! Stay strong, AG. Don't let the haters get to you https://t.co/z6ziYGKLW9

It's hard to tell if this was a sincere request or a Twitter troll seeking attention. The rest of the conversation makes the latter seem likely. 

After all, how can anyone trust someone who apparently thinks Draymond Green is a bad basketball player?



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