The Utah Jazz beat the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this week, winning 136-104. In consequence, a pair of Timberwolves players – Anthony Edwards and Patrick Beverley – talk about the Three-Time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert, only last name does not create a respectful tone. Beverley called him out for not defending the other team’s best player, while Edwards said Gobert didn’t scare him, instead calling Dallas Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis the best rim defender. in the NBA.
These quotes are awe-inspiring, in large part because they came after the Timberwolves had lost 32 points at home. It’s no surprise that they’ve attracted the Jazz’s attention, and after the team’s 118-96 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night, the players and coaches had Gobert’s backing. This includes Joe Ingles saying he thinks Edwards, Beverley and co. don’t watch enough basketball.
Joe Ingles insulted Rudy Gobert: “I don’t understand. For Edwards Porzingis is more scary than funny. Obviously, they don’t watch basketball enough. Maybe Porzingis blocked him once or something. there. I don’t know.” “
– Ryan Miller (@millerjryan) December 10, 2021
Gobert was also asked about the comments, saying, “I wouldn’t say it affected me. This is not the first time. People take pictures of me for no reason. I come here every night to help my team win and be the best Rudy I can be. ”
“I never photographed anyone. I get a lot of footage, I don’t take any pictures,” he continued, according to Ryan Miller of KSL.com. “I just focus on myself. When you’re the best in the world at something, people get insecure and try to discredit what you do; that will happen. This is not the first time, nor will it be the last. I just keep being Rudy, keep being myself and keep getting better every night. “
The Jazz have won their last six games in a row and will face the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. Their next game against the Timberwolves is on December 23.
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