Aaron Gordon says he’s spoken to Dwyane Wade since releasing a diss track in which he lashed out at the Miami Heat legend.
The 24-year-old is clearly not over losing out to Derrick Jones Jr. at the Slam Dunk Contest, with Wade one of the judges who gave him a 9/10 for his dunk over Tacko Fall. The Orlando Magic forward has vowed never to participate in the competition again and, on Sunday, dropped a song as a means of venting his frustrations.
Wade didn’t seem to care much about it, responding via Twitter and advising Gordon to trademark the term “9 Out of 10.”
Speaking to ESPN‘s SportsCenter on Tuesday, the high-flyer claimed to have spoken to Wade, who he says told him he liked the song.
“I hear that and I kinda just am like, I think that was a response to the diss track without going back into the studio,” he said on Wade’s response. “So I take it with a little pinch of salt. But it’s really cool, man. Me and D-Wade, we talked a little bit about it – he told me he liked the song; I told him I liked his wine. So everything’s good.”
Gordon added that making the track helped him process the disappointing loss.
“People would ask me for it, so I just gave the people what they wanted, just my perspective,” he explained. “I had to talk a lot about my opinion and my perspective on the dunk contest, so I thought this was a fun, creative, expressive, uplifting way to voice my opinion and tell the world what I was going through and what I was seeing on that day.”