Aaron Gordon Drops '9 Out of 10' Music Video After NBA Dunk Contest Controversy

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2020

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"Even Adam Silver told me I deserve the gold."

To hear Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon tell it on his new song "9 Out of 10," even the NBA Commissioner believes he should have won the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest over Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr.

DWade @DwyaneWade

He should trademark 9/10. Make some money off of it. That’s free advice that I won’t charge him for it. (You know since I costed him a Mill) That @DWadeCellars looked 🔥 🍷 https://t.co/Hzt9RnKSwy

Instead, Jones won in a contest that needed two tiebreaker dunks.

Jones' final dunk was a windmill from just inside the free-throw line, while Gordon dunked over Boston Celtics big man Tacko Fall. Jones received a combined score of 48 from judges Dwyane Wade, Common, Candace Parker, Scottie Pippen and Chadwick Boseman, while Gordon received a 47.

"Paint me as a villain, I jumped over the biggest dude in the building," Gordon rapped.

Wade, Pippen and Boseman all gave Gordon a nine on the final dunk, and the result was not without controversy. An ESPN report noted Common and Parker both said the judges had planned on it being a tie, but that did not happen.

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry recently joined Wade—who mentioned he gets spammed with "nine out 10" comments—on video chat and said Gordon should have won as well:

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

“I understand the dilemma. I just know Aaron Gordon should’ve won.” @StephenCurry30 says he would’ve given @Double0AG a 10 😆 (via @DwyaneWade) https://t.co/RpYhoL6X0i

Safe to say, Gordon hasn't gotten over it. But interestingly enough, Wade dropped a like on House of Highlight's repost of Gordon's music video.


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