Former NBA player Drew Gordon dies in a car accident at the age of 33

Former NBA forward Drew Gordon, the older brother of Denver’s Aaron Gordon, died Thursday in a car crash in Portland, Oregon, his agent Calvin Andrews and the Nuggets confirmed to ESPN’s Andscape.

He was 33.

Gordon played nine games for the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2014-2015 season.

A native of San Jose, California, Gordon’s professional basketball journey also included stops in the G League, Serbia, Sardinia, Turkey, France, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine and three different teams in Russia.

The former McDonald’s All-American played collegiately at UCLA and New Mexico.

He is survived by his wife Angela and young sons Zane and Brody.

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