Gordon was elected to the 2004/05 season was the first rookie ever "Best Sixth Man " of the NBA. It is characterized primarily by an above-average throwing distance, but also by a strong train to the basket.
High school and college career
Ben Gordon was born to Jamaican parents in London, went with this but shortly after his birth to Mount Vernon, New York, where he grew up.
During his high school years, Gordon played for the crew of the Mount Vernon Knights, with whom he reached the New York State Public and Federation Championships in 2000. He was All-State player in Mount Vernon and was among the top 40 newcomers.
After his time in high school, Gordon moved to the University of Connecticut. On the UCONN Gordon played along with Emeka Okafor and won the 2004 NCAA Championships.
After his junior year of college, Gordon had erected for the 2004 NBA Draft where he was selected third by the Chicago Bulls. Unlike his time in college, Gordon enlisted in the Bulls jersey number 7 because the number 4 is no longer awarded in honor of Jerry Sloan.
In his first NBA season, Gordon scored 15.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game and helped the Bulls for the first time after the resignation of Michael Jordan to lead in the playoffs. As the first rookie in the NBA Gordon was awarded after the NBA season 2004/2005 with the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award. Furthermore, Gordon All- Rookie First Team was elected three times to the Rookie of the Month in the Eastern Conference and in the NBA.
April 14, 2006 Gordon put in the game against the Washington Wizards a record for the most consecutive three-point throws in a game on, when he succeeded in this nine times. In the game against the Milwaukee Bucks he succeeded on 4 March 2007 with 48 points, scored his previous Career. On December 27, 2008 Gordon Scottie Pippen overtook as the best three-point shooter of all time the Chicago Bulls.
On April 20, 2009 exactly 23 years after Michael Jordan one of his best playoff games handed in against the Boston Celtics, Gordon faced the same opponent with 42 points a personal Playoffbestmarke on.
Before the start of the 2009-2010 season, Ben Gordon has signed a contract for five years and $ 55 million with the Detroit Pistons. On 9 January 2010, he scored in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers to 10,000,000 point in the history of the NBA.
For the 2012/2013 season, Gordon was transferred from the Pistons to the Charlotte Bobcats. In return, Corey Maggette moved to Detroit. For the Bobcats, he could not fulfill the expectations placed in it and was discharged in his second year of the Cats.
On 1 April 2008 he was inducted into the shortlist of the British basketball team.