Gordon Hopes to Win Back Hornets Fans
Eric Gordon appreciated all the welcome-back wishes he received at a New Orleans hospital on Monday while he took a physical for his new contract with the New Orleans Hornets. But once Gordon puts on his Hornets uniform for his first home game next season, he isn’t sure the response will be quite as warm.
After declaring that he didn’t want the Hornets to match the Phoenix Suns’ offer sheet for him – and that his “heart” was already in Phoenix – Gordon now finds himself back in New Orleans. And he says he’s committed to leading the young Hornets, who now include top overall draft pick Anthony Davis and rookie guard Austin Rivers.
“I wish I could’ve done a little better with the fan perception,” Gordon told Yahoo! Sports. “But also at the same time they don’t know the business perspective of how negotiations are handled. They don’t know how being a restricted free agent can be mind-boggling for a player.”