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Happy Birthday To Mount Vernon’s Ben Gordon

Benjamin "Ben" Gordon, turns 31 on Friday.
Benjamin "Ben" Gordon, turns 31 on Friday. Photo Credit:

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Mount Vernon’s Ben Gordon!

Benjamin Gordon, who grew up in Mount Vernon, turns 31 on Friday.

Gordon, a professional basketball player, who last played for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association (NBA), was born April 4, 1983, in London, England. He is the only player to receive 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.

On April 1, 2008, Gordon was named to the shortlist for the British national basketball team. Gordon is eligible for the team by virtue of his British birth and dual citizenship. Gordon had represented the United States at the 2003 Pan American Games.