UPDATED 12:57 p.m. ET: Rudy Gobert commented on the emotional interview he had at a press event that went down after the All-Star reserves were announced.
Check out his response below.
Rudy Gobert: "Draymond, did he tweet? What did he tweet? As long as he doesn't post anything on Snapchat, we're good." 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/I6Q8En4LxF— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) February 2, 2019
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Defense might win championships but it doesn't get you to the All-Star Game. That's what Rudy Gobert learned when he realized that he wasn't going to Charlotte. The Utah Jazz center and reigning Defensive Player of the Year was visibly upset in a press event after the All-Star reserves were announced.
Gobert noted that his mom called him in tears over the snub and thinking back to that moment seemed to have rattled him. Though he had enough of a motive to be shaken considering his stellar season, a look at Gobert's contract revealed he had exactly a million reasons to be miffed.
Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas, who hasn't played a game this season, also chimed in.
Come on fam you are too big to be crying like that...— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) February 1, 2019
Others couldn't help but see Gobert's point. If the point of All-Star selection is to pick the best players in the NBA, then Gobert almost definitely belongs there.