Aaron Gordon on Slam's The Kaz and Vic showhttps://player.fm/series/the-kaz-vic-show/episode-9-more-than-a-hooper-ft-aaron-gordon
AG is in NYC...was at NBPA facility working out
AG starts with "NY is love" so Kaz asks him if he's in NYC a lot and AG says "anytime I can be, I have a great time, there's a lot to do" ...then Kaz and Vic basically say Orlando is boring but AG says next time they're in town to come to his home and he'll keep it entertaining.
...talked about Fortnight event...said Mario Hezonja was there
...talked about the dunk contest and HS kid who did AG all-star dunk but in game
...talk about the Magic at 10:34...AG said its the first year Orlando has had continuity since Dwight; and that the Magic have finally stopped moving parts around and will finally have a chance to develop some chemistry
...talked about how he is now making music...and that he is in the process of starting an "entertainment agency," involving film and music industry. He said he already did Uncle Drew, so he has one under his belt. Thanked Kyrie Irving for the opportunity and how that experience is what got him interested in the film industry.
...talked about STEM program in Orlando
...talked about player empowerment era: "you got to give players the freedom to move where they want to move, to do what they want to do with their life, at the end of the day whatever is going to make them happiest...if they're not happy they're not going to play good and that's going to be bad for the league"
...when asked about Clippers vs Lakers, he said he doesn't give a damn about any other team except the Orlando Magic
...he said he can work on his game night in and night out, but if they're not winning it doesn't matter...says its all about contributing to a winning team as that is way more valuable than a guy dropping 25 a game but losing
...talked about taking a game from the NBA champs...says they got whooped but that they won one game and were 1 possession away from winning game 3.
...AG says he would love to win DPOY as that would contribute to winning...but says that award requires a lot "politicking"
...talks about music he's listening to
...talk about Zion...says he's athletic phenom but his jumper is key because you can't dunk for your whole career
...Vic talks about how she saw AG working out at NBPA gym and that he was making his 3's and his turnaround mid ranger's
...says offseason great day starts with gym, play chess, watch a movie, write music, go back to gym, go to music studio, go out at night
...talk Slam covers
...talk Magic outlook at 34:00...thinks they'll have a much more solid regular season, now have a way of playing that's going to allow them to win more and win in the playoffs...Kaz says Magic are tough team that don't roll over to anyone, not a lot of finesse but grind out team ball - AG agrees they don't care about who they play, will shoot the right shots and be in the right positions on defense.
...talk about what it feels like to dunk...says people don't jump in front of him that much anymore since the dunk contest, that a lot of defenders concede dunk once he's got line set