Backup plan: Ben Gordon

The Bulls guard worked as a creative director at Barneys New York.

Updated: June 25, 2009, 7:34 AM ET
By Ben Gordon | Special to ESPN The Magazine

To see a video of Ben Gordon at Barneys New York, please go here.

This article appeared as part of a package in the June 29 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

Spending a day with Simon Doonan gave me an idea of what I could expect in the fashion world. We supervised the displays inside and outside the store, then Simon gave me pointers on how to suit a mannequin: Roll the lapel to the second button of the suit. I'd tell that to my teammates, but they wear 12-button ...

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