New Orleans shooting guard Eric Gordon sat down with Hornets.com to discuss some of his interests away from basketball. The Indiana University product is a four-year NBA veteran.
People who had the most influence on his development off the court: My dad and my grandfather.
Best moment as an athlete: Being on the USA Basketball team.
How he chose his current uniform number: When I was 10 years old, that was when I really dedicated myself to basketball. I wore 23 in high school and college, but as soon as I made it to the NBA, I knew 10 was the number I wanted to wear.
One thing fans would be surprised to know: That I can be a comedian at times, even though I am more of a quiet person.
Favorite thing about New Orleans: For sure the food and the weather.
Pregame ritual: I usually eat a lot of watermelon and put up about 200 shots before every game.
First job: Playing in the NBA.
Favorite athlete as a kid: Michael Jordan.
What hed be doing if he werent an NBA player: Probably selling real estate or something like that.
Closest friends playing on other NBA teams: Derrick Rose is one of my good friends. DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin.
Favorite type of music: Mostly rap and R&B. I like Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross."
Favorite TV shows: The Steve Harvey Show and The Game.
Favorite movie of all time: Scarface.