Jazz Players Very Angry With Rudy Gobert Over Coronavirus
Utah Jazz players are very angry with Rudy Gobert over his coronavirus carelessness, it seems.
On Wednesday, the Jazz center tested positive for coronavirus. The entire team was subsequently tested as well, and only guard Donavan Mitchell tested positive. Everyone else’s results came back clean.
According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, there is now a rift in the locker room over how Gobert exposed the team to coronavirus with his carelessness.
“The Jazz are fortunate that they don’t have to get back together and start playing games again right now,” he said on SportsCenter.
“There is a lot of work to do to repair relationships. Not just between Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, but others in the locker room. There’s a lot of frustration with Gobert.”
“The Jazz are fortunate that they don’t have to get back together and start playing games again right now. There is a lot of work to do to repair relationships…there’s a lot of frustration with Gobert.”
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Wojnarowski’s comments were a follow-up to a tweet he originally sent out describing Jazz players as irritated with how “careless” Gobert had been .
“Jazz players privately say that Rudy Gobert had been careless in the locker room touching other players and their belongings,” he said at the time.
With the NBA season currently on break for at least 30 days, there will be plenty of time for all players involve to mend the wounds from this incident. Gobert, for his part, seemed genuinely contrite and sorry for his behavior in a recent social media post.
“The first and most important thing is I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered,” he said in the statement. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected.
“I was careless and make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously. I will do whatever I can to support using my experience as way to educate others and prevent the spread of this virus.”
Both Gobert and Mitchell are currently in quarantine, but both players are reportedly doing well and should make a full recovery.
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