Going Pro: Eric Gordon 1-on-1 Part II

Going Pro: Eric Gordon 1-on-1 Part II

There are 49 comments on the WISH-TV 8 Indiana News story from Apr 29, 2008, titled Going Pro: Eric Gordon 1-on-1 Part II. In it, WISH-TV 8 Indiana News reports that:

In part one , Anthony Calhoun conducted a candid interview with former North Central and Indiana University basketball star, Eric Gordon, and his father.

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areal hoosier fan

Greenwood, IN

#1 Apr 30, 2008
very interesting interview.. a c didn't ask wasn't it about the money? eric is good very good but his last few games left alot to be desired. i think another year would have helped. also a.c. didn't ask any really "tough" questions i thought .. i do wish eric all the luck and hope the pacers pick him but the pacers aren't known to do things that make sense..
EG Srs Lying Arse

Tilton, IL

#2 Apr 30, 2008
So, Senior Gordon "let him know what we were doing" and "It was common knowledge" but over and over and over again both Senior and Junior repeatedly said that Jr. was going to Illinois.
I'm sure he's not lying about the usher either.
GMAFB.
Tom Rose

United States

#3 Apr 30, 2008
Mr. Gordon states "So I had his I.U. jersey on", didn't he wear a black jersey that night? I have never seen IU wear black. I don't believe much either one of these two say.
PJ from Connersville

Taunton, MA

#4 Apr 30, 2008
I sure hope that both Sr. and Jr. Gordon know what they are doing. Jr. played fairly well the first part of the season, but towards the middle and end...not so hot. Let's face it, it is all about the money...the whole family will benefit if he gets a good pick. I am not so sure the Pacers would be my pick for him, though. Illinois needs to "get over their snit" and act like adults.
BigTimeBingo

Demotte, IN

#5 Apr 30, 2008
EG Srs Lying Arse wrote:
So, Senior Gordon "let him know what we were doing" and "It was common knowledge" but over and over and over again both Senior and Junior repeatedly said that Jr. was going to Illinois.
I'm sure he's not lying about the usher either.
GMAFB.
That's the first thing that popped into my head when I read that. All those public statements about being committed to Illinois were lies then, or Gordon is lying now. Either way, it's clear what he is.
Oldie

Bloomington, IN

#6 Apr 30, 2008
Bunch of still bitter Il people...how embarassing for UI
chris

United States

#7 Apr 30, 2008
If you truly READ the article... It says EJ..CHANGED HIS MIND sometime(says 2 months, I believe 5 or 6 weeks) AFTER September. That would leave all the previous "going to Illinois" comments still accurate when they happenend.

I also think that the quote was probably "I was wearing THIS IU Jersey" Which come in many colors.
Bucks

Carmel, IN

#8 Apr 30, 2008
It would be nice if somebody in the media just once asked the Gordon's why the hell Eric didn't re-open his recruitment in April of 2006 when Sampson was hired...and why for 6 months they told every newspaper and TV reporter (along with the Illinois coaches) that his commitment to Illinois was solid, when it obviously wasn't.

But I guess expecting small-town and small-minded Hoosier media to actually be critical of the hometown hero would be too much.
Greg

Newnan, GA

#10 Apr 30, 2008
It is great for all the IU fans to tell Illini fans to get over it, but who are the ones bringing it up? Who are the ones that always bring this up? When Illini fans reply they are the ones that need to get over it, especially in a one-sided article completely lacking on so many levels!
matt

United States

#11 Apr 30, 2008
the 2 part interview was terrible. what a waste of time. EGSR is a piece of work. Does EJ need his daddy at his side for every interview.

Hmm and you let your son commit to a school with his mother meeting the coach. possible but i highly doubt it.

going #3?? haha good one

The pacers dont need another selfish player with limited ball handling and one that whines to the ref after evefy play
Satchmo Cratchelow

Rockford, IL

#14 Apr 30, 2008
From the Daily Illini on Sept.28

""I still am really thinking about going to Illinois," Gordon said. "I'm just giving IU a look. I'm just an Indiana kid who is thinking about Indiana. I'm still basically committed to Illinois.I probably talk to Illinois the most," Gordon said. "I verbally committed there and I don't want them to feel any different about me because I don't feel any different about them. I'm still committed to them, and the coaching staff understands my situation."

Gordon will still be visiting Illinois for homecoming and is considering coming back for Midnight Madness.
How pathetic

United States

#15 Apr 30, 2008
...that is quite possible the most one sided and poorly researched article that I have ever read anywhere.
"Without a doubt. He knew during the summertime of AAU tournament...because he was there and so were the Indiana coaches. I let him know what we were doing."
---And then we kept telling the public through the media that EJ was still committed to Illinois right up until the week before he switched??? Do you hoosier fans really think that makes any sense? Seriously.
"I knew then it wasn't going to be a very pleasant evening. It was tough. All of a sudden I am standing there watching a game and I feel some ice that hit me in the back of the head..."
---Oops, I'm sure it was an honest mistake, but you forgot to mention how you were yelling "WE GOT GORDON" to the crowd while flipping them off. I'm sure it just slipped your mind. Maybe that is why the ice hit you in the back off the head. Or it could have been any of your other various verbal threats to the crowd. It is quite clear that these poor victims have absolutely no agenda.
And to those who say UI fans need to get over it. WE ARE, but that doesn't mean we should look the other way when BS like this happens. Have you seen our recruits? I could not care less about missing out on EJ, in fact I think it was a blessing in disguise. What did he do for you guys? Our future looks great, yours looks crappy, at least in the immediate future, and part of that is due to the EricGordons.
Jud

Rockford, IL

#16 Apr 30, 2008
All of this from a guy that states that,"Coaches do all sorts of things" ,while defending Sampson.

http:www.topix.com/forum/indy/ TVQRNF74AGUCU0BTR#comments
Hoosier Hacker

Carmel, IN

#17 Apr 30, 2008
Bucks wrote:
It would be nice if somebody in the media just once asked the Gordon's why the hell Eric didn't re-open his recruitment in April of 2006 when Sampson was hired...and why for 6 months they told every newspaper and TV reporter (along with the Illinois coaches) that his commitment to Illinois was solid, when it obviously wasn't.
But I guess expecting small-town and small-minded Hoosier media to actually be critical of the hometown hero would be too much.
Talk about small-minded. Do you realize there's a difference between re-opening recruitment and taking another look at one other school? One that happens to be in-state and has a new regime? One that rid themselves of a previous regime you wanted nothing to do with? Even still, showing you how hypocritical the rest of the college basketball coaches are, the Gordon's were deluged with interest from a bunch of other "high profile" programs when word started to circulate that the UI commitment might be wavering and that there had been some visits to IU. You all really do need to get over it, and cheer for your Fighting Illini this fall, stocked with all of the verbal commitments Zook swiped from Notre Dame. Gordon's now gone as is Sampson, yet somehow I'm sure whining Webber and his whining fans will manufacture something else to be stewing about next season.
Greg

Newnan, GA

#18 Apr 30, 2008
Hoosier Hacker, talk about small minded!!! Why couldn't EJ just be upfront, or even de-commit from Illinois. Instead, he made the choice to go to IU, from most reports months before hand, and strung Illinois along. He didn't de-commit until it was essentially too late to recover, odd timing wouldn't you say.
Second, to compare major football recruiting,where this is a common practice and one player is likely not to have the type of impact that a basketball player will have, to basketball recruiting where this situation was an absolute anomoly, leaving many national recruiting experts stating they had never seen a situation similar to this, is absolutely small minded and absurd.
Finally, please show me examples of where Bruce Weber ever whined about the Gordon situation. Hoosier fans always claim this, and I will agree with them on a vocal minority of our fan base, but don't confuse an ethical coach to rabid fans. I remember what IU fans were saying about the Gordons on message boards when he committed to Illinois, and it wasn't very pleasant either. By the way, this isn't a whine, just a reasoned response to your assertations.
IU fan

Marysville, OH

#19 Apr 30, 2008
Eric Gordon when judged by the hype has proven to be a bust and most likely will be the same in the NBA.

And one still has to wonder what went on under the table with Sampson.

As for EG Sr., he's a piece of work.
Jon

Burlington, IL

#20 Apr 30, 2008
What's the truth, what is spin. EJ declared his devotion to Illinois up until 1 week before signing date, kinda short notice to replace his spot. Illinois was hurt in the short run, but IU may be paying the price in the long run. The popular t-shirt should probably read "Got Gordoned". Good luck to them in the future, but their proud name is linked to the Sampson/IU debacle permanently so I guess you reap what you sow.
Mackey

Bridgeport, WV

#21 Apr 30, 2008
These two are about as believable as Roger Clemens.
bray

Chesterfield, MO

#25 Apr 30, 2008
I don't know which school got hurt more by the Gordons (both sr and jr). They sure screwed over Illinois, but they played a big part in the collapse of Indiana's program as well and Gordon sure didn't seem to be a team player or the kind of top national talent he was made out to be early in the season.

Serves Indiana right for hiring another sleaze ball that would bring in a me-first joker and his "papa" baggage to give that school an even worse name. And Illinois should have known better than to assume Sampson wouldn't try to illegally recruit (yes, it's unproven as of now but does anyone doubt it?) their "star" recruit. They're better without him in the long run.

No love lost for either school or the Gordons.
IU-Fan

Chicago, IL

#26 Apr 30, 2008
Indiana University, Eric Sr., Travis Steele, Jeff Meyer, Kelvin Sampson -- people who prostituted EJ for their own shady gains ...

It caught up to IU and Kelvin.
Let's see who is next ...

Karma is a b**ch.

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