Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon may have gotten himself the finest piece of jewelry in the NBA. The chain came courtesy of his jeweler, Buckz The Jeweler, who made it special for Denver’s No. 50, according to TMZ.
Gordon’s new necklace features a pendant that depicts his monster poster dunk over Phoenix Suns guard Landry Shamet.
The monster slam came in the overtime of Denver’s Christmas Day win over the Suns. Gordon took off on a fast break and finished over Shamet, who was attempting to draw a charge.
Gordon’s chain has to be some of the best “drip” in league history, which Urban Dictionary defines as “just another word for immense swag.”
Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon has always been a dunk wizard
Long before Gordon was traded to the Nuggets in 2021, he had captivated fans during a pair of appearances in the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest. In 2016, the former No. 4 overall pick went toe-to-toe with the eventual champion, Zach LaVine, in one of the most exciting editions of the competition.
The two battled back and forth, with Gordon jumping over “Stuffy” the Orlando Magic mascot and LaVine dunking from the free throw line.
Four years later, Gordon once again came up short, this time with a bit of controversy. He fell to then-Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr., who may have had judge and Heat legend Dwyayne Wade in his corner.
Gordon lost the contest after Wade gave him a “9” on his final dunk attempt, which was enough to differentiate him from Jones Jr.
Though he never took home a dunk championship, Gordon helped the Nuggets capture their first-ever NBA championship this year. He was a key piece of Denver’s winning formula, serving as a key contributor on both ends of the floor.
Since joining the Nuggets, the former Arizona standout has been nothing but solid. He’s averaged 14.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game while shooting 53.6% from the field and 33.0% from beyond the arc.