UTAH JAZZ

Rudy Gobert Fights Back Tears After All-Star Snub

Feb 1, 2019, 1:10 PM | Updated: 1:25 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – One day after being snubbed by the NBA coaches when he wasn’t selected as a reserve to the 2019 NBA All-Star game in Charlotte, North Carolina, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert publicly addressed his feelings after being left off the All-Star roster.


Gobert was emotional during the media availability at shootaround as the Jazz get ready to face the Atlanta Hawks at Vivint Smart Home Arena. At the end of the media session, the Jazz big man turned his head and covered his eyes before walking off in tears.

On Thursday night, when the All-Star reserves were revealed, Gobert’s mom called him and was crying. He said it was a “rough night.”


President Steve Starks tweeted out that the coaches should be held accountable and that the ballots should be made public.


Jazz players showed support for Gobert on Twitter. Donovan Mitchell said that they will prevail together.


Joe Ingles expressed his frustration on Twitter saying that the league should have voted Gobert as an All-Star because of his presence defensively.


The big men who were voted in as reserves from the Western Conference includes San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl Anthony-Towns, Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic and New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis.

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