Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was snubbed for the All-Star Game despite averaging a career-high 15.2 points per game to go along with 12.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks. Eric Walden of the Salt Lake Tribune posted a video of Gobert, on the phone with his mother and getting emotional.
Rudy grew increasingly emotional speaking with the media about his All-Star snub. Said his mom called him crying. Said he wrote and deleted several messages on social media. Finally, he grew too emotional to speak, and walked off, wiping away tears. pic.twitter.com/UkFX2nUrt8
— Eric Walden (@tribjazz) February 1, 2019
Appreciate Rudy Gobert for his sincere show of emotion following his All-Star snub. Nothing’s wrong with crying or letting out the pain/disappointment. He was hurt, his mom was hurt. Anyone who has worked hard for something & been denied should understand. He’s big but he’s human
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) February 1, 2019
A few of Gobert’s fellow NBA players – Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors, as well as Denver Nuggets point guard Isaiah Thomas – took shots at Gobert on Twitter.
Come on fam you are too big to be crying like that…
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) February 1, 2019
He gone cry in the car?
— Danielson… (@andre) February 1, 2019
I guess I should cry too… no Charlotte? ???
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) February 1, 2019
When asked about Green’s tweet, Gobert clapped back in hilarious fashion, referencing Green’s 2016 Snap-fu.
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