Watch This NBA Player Dunk With Only One Shoe

Aaron Gordon
Aaron Gordon dunks the ball against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday.
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Pulling off a high-flying slam dunk is no easy feat — and doing it with only one shoe on has to be impossible, right? Not for Aaron Gordon.

During the Orlando Magic’s 115-107 home win Thursday over the Brooklyn Nets, Magic forward Gordon took to the sky to catch an off-the-backboard pass from teammate Elfrid Payton. What would’ve been an impressive play in any case became a highlight reel-worthy clip after Gordon literally jumped out of one of his Nike sneakers to complete the dunk.

The Magic forward wore a white and blue style of the Zoom Rev 2017, a Zoom Air-cushioned basketball sneaker that is one of Nike’s more wallet-friendly hoops offerings at $110 (currently on sale for $89.97).

This isn’t the first time Gordon has made headlines for on-court sneaker mishaps. During a February 2016 game against the Philadelphia 76ers, the baller’s Nike HyperRev 2016 sneakers came apart at the seams after a powerful dunk.

In recent years, Gordon has become a fixture of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, competing in 2016 and again in February.

Nike Zoom Rev 2017 The Nike Zoom Rev 2017 worn by Aaron Gordon. Nike

Nike Zoom Rev 2017, $89.97; nike.com

Aaron Gordon Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon drives past Brooklyn Nets players. AP/REX/Shutterstock
Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon dunks the ball as Brooklyn Nets’ Brook Lopez (right) looks on. AP/REX/Shutterstock

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