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Eric Gordon benched after screaming at Hornets coach

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10:05 AM ET 04.07 | Hornets coach Monty Williams and point guard Eric Gordon got into a screaming match during a timeout with 8:37 left in the third quarter. Millsap had just scored on a putback to put Utah ahead 55-47 and New Orleans called a timeout. Williams was visibly agitated, yelling in Gordon's direction. He had to be held back by assistant coach Randy Ayers after Gordon hollered back at him, and when the team went to the sidelines, Williams continued screaming at Gordon. Gordon, the team's leading scorer, did not return to the game after the confrontation.

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April 7, 2013  10:12 AM ET

Time To Move On, Bro?

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April 7, 2013  12:09 PM ET

Dude, stars not scrubs are above their coaches. You're the kind of player most people don't even know what team you play for.

April 7, 2013  12:13 PM ET
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gordon is a lazy slob.dude milks injuries- ala bynum- gets paid a ton to be the teams best player.....and doesn't even want to hear about working hard, defending or being an all around player.I hope NO can suspend him without pay for conduct detrimental to the team

How dumb are the Hornets to go out of their way to sign him up for big bucks?

Any fool worth a dime would have said that it was a dumb move.

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April 7, 2013  12:25 PM ET
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very?

IMO- here's what happened.

they drafted rivers and thought he was actually going to be a player- FIRST dumb move- then they re-sign gordon - likely with the intention of flipping him elsewhere - quickly.....however once gordon got hurt again (shocker) and rivers proved he was turrible- they were screwed from both directions.
no one's fault but their own

Add to your comment: "They lost CP3" and you just placed the cherry on top of the $%&t sundae!

April 7, 2013  12:48 PM ET
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Add to your comment: "They lost CP3" and you just placed the cherry on top of the $%&t sundae!

Most of the sundae desserts are very good.

April 7, 2013  01:15 PM ET
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How dumb are the Hornets to go out of their way to sign him up for big bucks?Any fool worth a dime would have said that it was a dumb move.

+1 They were dumb for signing him while knowing he wanted be somewhere else. They did the dumbest thing they could do by throwing money at the problem.

April 7, 2013  02:21 PM ET

If someone is reading this to him right now, I hope they don't stop him from jumping out of a window... into a river. Oh and take Rivers with you... and whoever signed him to those overweighted contracts.

April 7, 2013  02:53 PM ET

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

April 7, 2013  03:34 PM ET

This is not going to end well for Gordon or the Hornets.

April 7, 2013  05:44 PM ET

Gordon is a really good player when he is on... It is the down times and yelling at the coach that causes him to not have many friends....

April 7, 2013  05:58 PM ET

Since when is Eric Gordon a point guard?

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April 7, 2013  11:18 PM ET
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Gordon is a really good player when he is on... It is the down times and yelling at the coach that causes him to not have many friends....

Gordon is NEVER "on" because he's almost almost in a nice suit during games. I think NO snatched the dumbest contract from ATL through the JJ signing. This one should top it!!

JJ atleast was very productive for ATL albeit at a very high price. Heck he atleast suited up wanted WANTED to be there!!!

 
April 7, 2013  11:34 PM ET
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This is not going to end well for Gordon or the Hornets.

Being under .500 is never a good ending.

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