A Letter to My First Poster Victim: You’re Not Alone

February 12th, 2016 by Aaron Gordon Leave a reply »

(Editor's note: Before his first NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, Bleacher Report asked Aaron Gordon to reflect on a moment he'll never forget—his first poster dunk.)

I can't remember your name, but I want to apologize to you for dunking on you so viciously. Not because I didn't mean to but because you couldn't do anything to stop it.

So...sorry, not sorry.

I mean, you didn't really see it coming. A drop step from a freshman in high school put you on a poster—my first poster. You were probably caught up in the moment, thinking about how close that 2010 first-round NorCal game was between my Mitty Monarchs and your Fairfield Falcons. Actually, you might not even remember the dunk because we knocked you out of the playoffs on a buzzer-beater in that same game.

Yeah, I had the assist on that one too.

Even if you don't remember, I do. It was early in the fourth quarter, and you stepped up to help on my point guard when he got into the lane. But you lost contact with me. First mistake. When I caught the pass from my poi ...

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