Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert gave an emotional reaction after learning he wasn’t an All-Star. Speaking with the media, Gobert said his mom called him crying about the snub. He admitted to deleting several messages on his social media accounts. Clearly, Gobert was quite upset about the whole ordeal.
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
Enter Draymond Green, who decided to send out this tweet after learning he wasn’t heading to the All-Star game either.
I guess I should cry too… no Charlotte? 😢😢😢
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) February 1, 2019
Green wasn’t the only Warrior to joke about Gobert. Small forward Andre Iguodala also subtweeted the Jazz big man.
He gone cry in the car?
— Danielson… (@andre) February 1, 2019
I love me some NBA drama, but Green and Iguodala taking unnecessary shots comes off as extremely petty.
First of all, Gobert deserves to be an All-Star. The 26-year-old is having the best season of his career in 2018-19, averaging 15.0 points. 12.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks, while shooting an absurd 65 percent from the field – the best mark in the NBA. On top of those impressive stats, he’s one of the league’s best defensive players. Gobert should’ve been heading to Charlotte.
Hearing your mom cry and getting snubbed for a deserved All-Star spot is a good reason to show emotion. It’s great Gobert cares enough to be hurt by being snubbed. He should be sad. Mocking someone for tearing up for justifiable reasons is just silly. Iguodala and Green need to grow up.