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Troll blames Gobert for spreading virus in NBA, Jazz star claps back

May 08, 2020 - 1:56 PM

Rudy Gobert was streaming on Twitch when a user reportedly commented, 'Thanks for starting COVID in the NBA, dumbass'

SORRY. Rudy Gobert has apologized for his carelessness regarding the coronavirus, saying he should have taken the situation "more seriously." File photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFP


Gobert, Mitchell ready to bury hatchet – Jazz chief

May 06, 2020 - 12:27 PM

Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell ignored each other for a month after a feud triggered by their positive coronavirus tests

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MARCH 13: Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz is congratulated by Donovan Mitchell #45 after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on March 13, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

'No perfect relationship': Gobert-Mitchell rumored rift simmers

Apr 23, 2020 - 1:53 PM

Utah guard Mike Conley says he’s not bothered about the reported tension between his star teammates Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert

ALL GOOD. Both Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have recovered form COVID-19. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Gobert, all Jazz players and staff clear of coronavirus

Mar 28, 2020 - 10:16 AM

Jazz star Rudy Gobert has been cleared of the virus two weeks after his diagnosis prompted an NBA shutdown

IN TOUCH. Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell stay in touch with their teammates through video chats. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Jazz star Gobert details coronavirus effects

Mar 23, 2020 - 12:08 PM

Rudy Gobert initially said he was feeling better but recently bared he is experiencing one of the lesser-known symptoms of the illness

FIRST VICTIM. Rudy Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for coronavirus. File photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFP


Rudy Gobert: 'Wish I would've taken this thing more seriously'

Mar 16, 2020 - 1:45 PM

Jazz star Rudy Gobert made a point to touch all reporters' recorders and a microphone he used days before testing positive for coronavirus

RECOVERING. Rudy Gobert says he feels better every single day. Photo from Instagram/@utahjazz


Gobert pledges more than $500,000 to arena workers, health services

Mar 15, 2020 - 8:38 AM

Jazz star Rudy Gobert, the first NBA player to contract the virus, says he'll try to 'make a positive difference' after initially making fun of the league's health policy

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 19: Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz controls the ball in a NBA game against the Golden State Warriors at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 19, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Gobert apologizes for 'embarrassing, inexcusable' virus gaffe

Mar 13, 2020 - 8:53 AM

Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert, the first NBA player to test positive for the coronavirus, owns up to his 'careless' actions

REMORSE. All-Star center Rudy Gobert says sorry to everyone he may have endangered. Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFP

Jazz plane used by Magic, Grizzlies before Gobert virus news

Mar 12, 2020 - 2:35 PM

The Grizzlies and Magic are placed under monitoring after boarding the plane that also carried COVID-19 positive player Rudy Gobert

PRECAUTION. Memphis players like (from left) Ja Morant, Marko Guduric, Dillon Brooks need to self-quarantine. Photo by Brandon Dill/Getty Images/AFP

NBA to suspend season after Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus

Mar 12, 2020 - 9:56 AM

(UPDATED) The NBA abruptly stops the Thunder-Jazz game at tip-off after Jazz star Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 23: Steven Adams #12 of the Oklahoma City Thunder guards Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz during an opening night game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 23, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFP

French star Rudy Gobert hits out at FIBA after dope test

Sep 02, 2019 - 7:50 PM

The two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year slams FIBA for showing 'no respect' during a random drug test just hours after a late match

Photo from FIBA

Gobert claims second straight NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:17 AM

Rudy Gobert joins elite company as he becomes one of only 10 players in NBA history to win the award multiple times

STIFLE TOWER. Rudy Gobert beats out MVP contenders Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George for Defensive Player of the Year. File photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP


Giannis, Gobert, George top defensive player votes

May 23, 2019 - 10:51 AM

The trio finish with nearly identical point totals to emerge as finalists for the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award

TRIPLE THREAT. Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (center) vies for a second straight Defensive Player of the Year plum against MVP contender Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks and Thunder star Paul George. Photos from AFP

Tearful Gobert feels 'disrespected' in NBA All-Star snub

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:07 PM

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, last season's Defensive Player of the Year and this year's most accurate NBA shooter, gets all emotional

DISAPPOINTED. Rudy Gobert admits that, at some point, he still likes to get an All-Star recognition. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

James Harden wins first career NBA MVP Award

Jun 26, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The Houston Rockets stalwart bests LeBron James and Anthony Davis in the 2018 NBA Awards

FIRST EVER. James Harden clinches his first NBA MVP award after it eluded him last year. Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images North America/AFP

France's Rudy Gobert leads picks for NBA All-Defensive Team

May 24, 2018 - 9:26 AM

The 7-foot-1 center gets the nod after playing a vital role in the Utah Jazz's campaign where he posted a double-double average

KEY COG. Rudy Gobert gets the nod after playing a vital role in the Utah Jazz's campaign where he averaged a double-double. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

NBA slaps Westbrook with $10,000 fine after Gobert skirmish

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:51 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder star escapes suspension despite leaving the bench during altercation

FINED. Russell Westbrook figures in a stormy playoff duel between the Thunder and the Jazz. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Green, Gobert, Leonard pace NBA All-Defensive squad

Jun 27, 2017 - 9:43 AM

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul and Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley are also selected to the honor squad by a 100 member global media panel

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM. Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors leads the 2017 NBA All-Defensive Team together with Kawhi Leonard and Rudy Gobert. File Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Gobert's double-double helps Jazz roll over Rockets

Mar 09, 2017 - 1:15 PM

The Rockets fizzle from downtown hitting just 8 of 32 attempts in a loss to Utah

SMOOTH JAZZ. Rudy Gobert turns in 23 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Houston. Photo by George Frey/AFP

Steven Adams signs big extension with Oklahoma City

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:48 PM

Adams signs an extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder that US media reports was worth 100 million over 4 years

EXTENSION. Steven Adams, seen here dunking the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers, signs a contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

France's Gobert agrees to $102M, 4-year deal with Jazz – reports

Nov 01, 2016 - 10:03 AM

By completing the deal now the Jazz avoid having Gobert become a restricted free agent in July

NEW DEAL. Rudy Gobert (L) signs a multi-year deal with the Utah Jazz. Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images/AFP

Wiggins stars as Team World downs Team USA at All-Star Weekend

Feb 14, 2015 - 2:55 PM

Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points and earned the Most Valuable Player award for the game that showcases first year and sophomore NBA players

Minnesota rookie Andrew Wiggins throws down a power dunk for two of his 22 points. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP