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Aaron Gordon

Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles

The Players' Tribune

Comedy, Arts, Sports

53.3K Ratings

🗓️ 12 December 2023

⏱️ 71 minutes

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We got a champ in the building today! Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon joins Q and D on Knuckleheads this week. The Dunk Contest star looks back on dominating California high school hoops, playing at Arizona, and his time with the Magic. AG speaks on his iconic Dunk Contests and not winning, and on his favorite dunk. He also talks about the Nuggets’ championship run last season and what it was like to be a huge part of that. AG got a big ring on his finger now — tune in!

  1. California hoop scene, winning Mr. Basketball twice (3:50)
  2. Getting Drafted by the Magic, going through a rebuild and being the main guy (15:48)
  3. Dunk Contests, not winning and his favorite dunk (18:02)
  4. Getting traded to Denver, first impressions of Nikola Jokic (25:25)
  5. Nuggets winning the 2023 NBA title (33:33)
  6. Celebrating the championship in the streets, the parade and going to Serbia (38:21)
  7. Coach Mike Malone and his impact on Aaron (1:01:27)

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NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls.

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My first of all man we appreciate you on the on the show man you are


Yeah, man appreciate you all day. We miss you down here in Orlando you know what I'm saying?


You know it's all good when you go off the wind chips man. We can't complain about that.




Straight up. Straight up.


Straight up.


Appreciate y'all having me on. Well you first got to the league who was the first person to


bust your ass. Oh truth. Paul Pierce.


Paul Pierce.


Man, Andy was in the wizard.


He was at the wizard too.


Oh, he got hold to the old Pierce, the OG, Triple it though. Triple OG.


Triple OG. I came in.


Still got it though. Still got it though.


I came in.


Athletic as hell y'all know I was playing,


a thousand miles per hour.


Yeah, exactly. So he fake a back cut, he come back up to the top. I'm thinking he


going to post up on the block. He's shooting a wide open three at the top. I'm like, man, how did you even


just, and he was just playing chess with me? I was out there playing check because he was playing chess. He bust my eye.


Yo, yo, we live on location here in City Beautiful Orlando, Florida,


I got the blackest one with me,


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