When Eric Gordon Embarrassed Michael Jordan by Humiliating His Sons in a High School Game

Published 05/14/2021, 5:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS – MAY 05: Hall of fame NBA player Michael Jordan looks on during the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya during their WBC super welterweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 5, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather defeated De La Hoya by split decision. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Playing against Michael Jordan would have been one of the most scary sights for players in the 90s. However, playing against his sons wasn’t so much of a challenge. Marcus and Jeffrey Jordan never made it to the NBA, but they were respectable players during their high school days.

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The brothers played together at Loyola Academy, which was one of the top schools in the country at that time. So unsurprisingly, they received a lot of attention due to their personal fame and also the school’s success. When they played North Central back in 2007, the game was on national TV with Jordan himself attending the game to watch his sons in action.

However, that didn’t go according to plan for them. Despite being the clear favorites, Loyola was handed a 41-point blowout loss thanks to a certain Eric Gordon.

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The Houston Rockets guard played for North Central back then and was ranked as the number two prospect in the country. And in that game, he lived up to all the hype.

Jan 18, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) looks to pass the ball against Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) during the second half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Gordon lives up to his idol Michael Jordan and humiliates his children

Throughout the game, Marcus and Jeffrey guarded him most of the time. But sadly, it was ineffective.

There was no stopping Gordon, who kept making threes and converting tough layups. His finishing at the rim was very similar to Jordan’s, as he made a mockery out of the Loyola defense.

Gordon finished with 43 points, five rebounds, four steals, and shot an insane 17-25 from the field. The game ended 88-47 and Gordon almost outscored their entire team. That showed how dominant his performance was. And he did all of this while wearing Jordan’s iconic #23.

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The icing on the cake of Gordon’s game was one of his dunks in the final quarter which resembled Jordan. With an open lane in front of him, Gordon went for a clutch reverse dunk to get the crowd off their feet.

Because of his similarity to Jordan, Gordon was called Air Gordon often. And on that night, he lived up to that nickname with a Jordan-esque display.

That is one of the most iconic high school performances in recent history, and Michael Jordan might not have forgotten about it yet.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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