Aaron Gordon is finally in a playoff atmosphere. But this one involves ice instead of hardwood.
While it will probably be a while before Gordon experiences the postseason with the Magic (assuming he re-signs, that is), he is currently enjoying the hockey playoffs where his hometown San Jose Sharks are taking on the Vegas Golden Knights in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Before each home game in San Jose, a local celebrity guest opens the door to the Sharks’ locker room as the team makes its way to the ice. Gordon, a San Jose native, did so on Wednesday before Game 4, wearing a personalized, double-zero Sharks jersey....
The Sharks’ door-opening tradition began in 2016 with local figures such as Jerry Rice and Ricky Henderson. On Monday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was the ceremonial door-opener.
Gordon, who led Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose to two state championships, drew the honor on Wednesday. And he left happy as the Sharks won 4-0 to even the series at 2-2.
We can only hope that at some point in the future, Gordon won’t be available to be a door man for the Sharks because he will be busy playing in the postseason for the Magic.
Aaron Gordon is diggin’ the pregame light show. pic.twitter.com/CJm7N9JLfR— Sharks on NBCS (@NBCSSharks) May 3, 2018
Guess they didn’t have a Magic logo available....