NBA player Ben Gordon allegedly punched his 10-year-old son in the face multiple times because the child dropped a book inside Airport.
Ben Gordon : Punched son in face | Net worth 2022
Gordon was born in London, England. He moved to the United States as an infant, and grew up in Mount Vernon, New York.
Gordon played high school basketball for the Mount Vernon Knights, and helped lead the team to the 2000 New York State Public and Federation Championships. Gordon was an All-State player at Mount Vernon and a top-40 national recruit.
He is the only player to have ever won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award as a rookie. Gordon is second in career three-point field goals for the Chicago Bulls, behind Kirk Hinrich.
He was heavily recruited by Seton Hall, but decided to attend UConn.
Ben Gordon Punched son in face
Ben Gordon was arrested on Monday Night at LaGuardia airport in New York City for assault and resisting arrest. The claim was, according to several witnesses, that he had punched his 11-year in the face with a closed fist.
The horrifying allegations painted an image of the NBA 2005 Sixth Man of the Year as a troubled and abusive parent.
But now his ex Ashley Banks, who dated him from 2016 to 2020, has come forward with details that paint the incident in a far more positive light for Gordon.
Speaking the Daily Mail, Banks explained what happened: “Someone was being nosy. It was the kiosk lady. She was just being a Karen. They got security and he was triggered because he was with his son”.
According to her, the commotion started when he was doing pushups with his son Elijah, 11, and disciplining him. And the airport employee recognized Ben Gordon.
Gordon’s ex went on to blame an airport employee for everything: “My son’s father would never put his hands on his children. He lives and breathes air for his three boys. It was the case of the airport Karen triggering another black man. She should be fired. He was just very upset.”
“His son was not hurt, he wasn’t bruised and is with his aunt. The lady was starting with them and called security and he was getting upset. The child is fine”, she continued.
In a powerful 2020 essay called “Where is my Mind?“, Ben Gordon came clean about his mental health struggles.
For Gordon’s former partner, the worst part is the trauma the child suffered from watching his father be detained.”
Net worth 2022
According to Ben Gordon is a British-American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $20 million.
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 4, 1983 (39 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
During his career, Ben earned around $84 million in pre-tax salary playing shooting guard for the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Bobcats and Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Shortly after his birth, Gordon was taken by his Jamaican parents to New York where he would put his athletic skills on full display.