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Ben Gordon

Ben Gordon

Ben Gordon is a retired British basketball player. Ben Gordon played in the NBA for 11 seasons. As a rookie, he became the first player in NBA history to win Sixth Man of the Year honors. In 2004, he also won a national championship.

Ben also ranks second on the Chicago Bulls in terms of three-point field goals made in his career, just behind Kirk Hinrich. Ben’s NBA career, however, was not particularly fulfilling.

Early Life & Education

Ben Gordon was born on April 4, 1983, in London, England, to American parents.

Yvonne Gordon is his mother’s name. His father’s name remains unknown, nevertheless.

He was born in the United States and raised in Mount Vernon, New York.

He attended Mount Vernon High School for his studies.

He also played high school basketball for the Mount Vernon Knights, helping the team win the New York State Public and Federation Championships in 2000.

He was also a top-40 national recruit and a Mount Vernon All-State honoree.

He turned down Seton Hall’s aggressive recruitment in favor of UConn.

He went to the University of Connecticut to continue his studies from 2001 to 2004 after finishing high school.

Net Worth

Ben Gordon is worth between $20 million and $25 million.

His basketball-playing days are when he made the majority of his money.

He also receives additional compensation from numerous endorsements and sponsorships.

Ben also sold his Encino home court in 2020 for $2.9 million. The home was stunning.

A black-and-white front with accents of stone and wood draws attention to the modern buildings, which are hidden behind gates.

Selling the residence brought in a tidy little profit for the player.

Records reveal that when the house was just finished in 2017, he paid $2.6 million for it.

Facts of Ben Gordon

Full Name Benjamin Ashenafi Gordon
Birth Date April 4, 1983
Birth Place London, United Kingdom
Nick Name Gentle Ben, Madison Square Gordon, Air Gordon
Religion Christianity
Nationality British/ American
Ethnicity African-American
High School Mount Vernon High School, New York
College University of Connecticut
Playing Career 2004-2017
Zodiac Aries
Chinese Zodiac Pig
Father’s Name Not Known
Mother’s Name Yvonne Gordon
Siblings Not known
Age 39 years old
Height 6 feet 1 inch
Weight 91 kg
NBA seasons 11
NBA playoffs 4
NBA titles None
Tattoos Yes
Food Habits Non-vegetarian
NBA Draft 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Career Highlights and Awards
  • NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2005)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2005)
  • NCAA champion (2004)
  • Big East Tournament MVP (2004)
Build Athletic
Career statistics
  • Points 11,084 (14.9 ppg)
  • Rebounds 1,851 (2.5 rpg)
  • Assists 1,868 (2.5 apg)
Girlfriend Ashley Banks
Jersey Number 7 (Bulls, Pistons), 7 (Magic), 8 (Pistons, Bobcats)
Position Shooting Guard
Profession Former Basketball player
Net Worth $20-$25 million
League NBA
Retired in 2017
Social Media Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Merch  Game-Worn Jersey Card
Last Update June 2022

Career after College

He was second on the team in scoring as a freshman at UConn despite spending the majority of the season on the bench. He defeated Villanova with the game-winning 3-pointer in the Big East Tournament.

As a sophomore, the athlete averaged a team-high 19.5 points per game and led the Huskies with 156 assists overall, earning him a spot on the Second Team All-Big East. In the NCAA, he was ranked 50th.

In his junior and senior years at UConn, Ben averaged a team-high 20.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.5 assists.

In addition, he made 104 three-pointers, which is second-most in a single season in UConn history.

With 81 points, the player set a Big East Tournament record and was named the event’s Most Outstanding Performer.

Professional Career

Ben started his NBA career after being selected by the Hartford Hawks in the first round of the 2004 NBA Draft.

He guided the hсаgo Ulls to fourth place in the NBA game in the team’s inaugural season.

The athlete averaged 2.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Additionally, I was listed as a three-time N’s Championship rookie and afterward included in the first test.

Ben signed a $55 million scholarship contract with the Detroit Pistons in 2009. He took on the position of the safe person. In the history of N, who selected Detroit, he failed to attain the ten-millionth point.

Later, Ben played for many teams, including the Charlotte Bobcats (2012–2014). On November 28, 2012, he contributed 20 points to the Atlanta Hawks’ 91-94 loss in the fourth quarter.

Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon in a basketball match. Source: brobible

A Bobcats player has never scored 20 points in a quarter before with his 20 points.

The player finished with 26 points on 7 of 11 shooting, 7 of 10 from beyond the arc, and 5 attempts and successful free throws.

On March 2, 2014, the Bobcats released him. Ben then played for the Orlando Magic (2014–2015) and the Golden State Warriors after that (2015).

His relocation to Orlando cost $9 million. The American player participated in the NBA Development League for Texas legends during the end of his professional career.

Relationship Status

Ben Gordon is dating Ashley Banks, a longtime friend. There are no records of when they started dating, though.

Ashley runs her own business. She is the proprietor of the metaphysical retailer, which offers one-of-a-kind jewelry, carefully chosen crystals, and metaphysical tools.

Chakra alignment, crystal healing, spiritual house cleaning, and general wellbeing are also included in her holistic spiritual offerings.

The player also has a son by the name of Elijah Gordon.

Age and Physical Attributes

Ben Gordon is 39 years old. The basketball player is a towering 6 feet 1 inch tall.

He also measures 91 kg in weight. His other bodily dimensions are not made public, though.

Regarding Ben’s other physical characteristics, he has a tattoo on his arm.

An African-American man is depicted in front of the tattoo receiving a basketball from an angel.

The sign of Ben is Aries. Aries sign individuals are reputed to be brave, determined, and passionate.

We must concur that a Londoner is not any different.


The athlete looks for his physical and emotional health. He gets up early and practices yoga and meditation to start his day.

He typically eats breakfast consisting of almond milk, avocado, peanut butter, vegan protein, strawberries, blueberries, and other foods.

Similarly, the former player enjoys black beans and a texturized protein that resembles pasta or chili for lunch, followed by some veggie spaghetti.

He used to be very careful about what he put into his body because he wanted to improve both his health and his performance on the basketball court.

The athlete once said that many people live for their food. He must, however, eat to survive!


As soon as Ben joined the League, he also joined the Boys & Girls Club. He has always been willing to consider that.

Ben claims that he is constantly seeking for ways to assist others. It started off as a few minor elements and is now beginning to take shape.

Ben was motivated to create his own charity by his mum (The BenGordon New Life Foundation).

The player just wanted to play basketball and continue his charitable endeavors.

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In June 2017, Ben was sentenced to prison for turning off the fire alarms in his Los Angeles apartment complex.

Later that year, after getting into a fight with a woman at his place of business, he was sent to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation following an incident at a Mount Vernon, New York holistic treatment center.

Ben was seen holding a box cutter while the woman was seen crying at the entryway.

As weird as it may sound, getting arrested was the only thing that kept me alive, claims Ben.

He was apprehended once more in Manhattan on November 20, 2017, this time for assaulting an apartment building manager, threatening him with a knife, and robbing him of his security deposit.

He received a ticket, was released on a $50,000 bond, and has not yet shown up in court.

Ben was also detained four times in five months.

The judge sentenced him to 18 months of court-ordered counseling because of his lunacy.

Social Media

Ben is active on a number of social media sites. He has thousands of fans and followers as well.

He has 19.8k followers on Instagram, 77k followers on Facebook and 11.9k followers on Twitter.