Sadly; Drew Gordon, former NBA player and father of 3, dies at 33

Drew Gordon walks on the court during the championship game of the Conoco Mountain West Conference basketball tournament against the San Diego State Aztecs on March 10, 2012 in Las Vegas.Ethan Miller / Getty Images.

Former NBA player Drew Gordon, the older brother of Denver Nuggets player Aaron Gordon, has died, according to the team. He was 33.

Drew Gordon,” the team wrote in a May 30 post on X. “The Denver Nuggets organization is devastated to learn about the tragic passing of Drew Gordon. Drew was far too young to leave this world, but his legacy will forever live on through his three beautiful children and all of his loved ones.”

“Our hearts are with Aaron and the Gordon family during this extremely difficult time.”

NBC Bay Area affiliate confirmed Gordon died in a car accident in Portland, Oregon on May 30.  reached out to the Denver Nuggets and Drew Gordon’s rep for comment but did not hear back at the time of publication.

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