Jazz Center Rudy Gobert Makes Fun Of His Three-Point Shooting During SportsCenter Interview
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Jazz center Rudy Gobert made fun of his lack of skill when it comes to three-point shooting after Utah’s Game 2 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Jazz hosted the Clippers at Vivint Arena for Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Thursday, June 10.
Gobert helped Utah take a 2-0 series lead with a 117-111 victory.
After the win, the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year joined ESPN’s SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt.
During the postgame interview, Van Pelt asked the Jazzman, “How many guys on your team, Rudy, would you say you have complete belief and trust in to fire a three at any time, in any situation?’
“Pretty much anyone except myself,” Gobert responded lightheartedly.
The Jazz center averaged 14.3 points per game on 67.5 percent shooting. Gobert is 0-7 from beyond the arc in his NBA career.
This season, the Jazz shot 39.3 percent from distance and broke multiple NBA records for three-point shooting.
During their win over the Clippers, the Jazz shot 55.3 percent overall and 20-39 for 51.3 percent from downtown.
Gobert finished Game 2 with a massive double-double. Gobert had 13 points on 4-5 field goals. He added 20 rebounds, two steals, and three blocks. Gobert posted a plus-14 rating in 36 minutes of action.
With the win, the Jazz took a 2-0 series lead.
Game 3 between the Jazz and Clippers is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 12. The contest will tip-off at 6:30 p.m. (MDT) on ABC.