The Orlando Magic’s two lottery picks from this off-season, Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton, joined Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw yesterday in helping the franchise host the Magic FIT program.
According to Magic.com, it was a “fitness and nutrition education program for youth”, and hundreds of children from local community centers joined in on the fun. The program itself was designed to be similar to the Draft Combine, which tests college players before the NBA Draft, and there was even a height-measuring chart for the kids to see how tall they are. (Only difference was that the chart went up to five feet. Well played, Magic.)
Gordon and Payton were the ones who ran the children through drills, which included defensive slides, full-court sprints and keep-away. However, Gordon also played a little game of pick-up with a small group of kids, but it didn’t end up so well for one of the girls, who got her ankles broken by one of his crossovers. In fact, it was so filthy that Gordon ended up dropping the ball and waltzing off the court while wailing his arms in the air, with a big smile on his face, of course.