Troll blames Gobert for spreading virus in NBA, Jazz star claps back

Delfin Dioquino
Rudy Gobert was streaming on Twitch when a user reportedly commented, 'Thanks for starting COVID in the NBA, dumbass'

SORRY. Rudy Gobert has apologized for his carelessness regarding the coronavirus, saying he should have taken the situation "more seriously." File photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines – Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert took offense at a troll blaming him for the spread of coronavirus in the NBA. 

Gobert was streaming his Call of Duty gameplay on Twitch when a user reportedly commented, “Thanks for starting COVID in the NBA, dumbass.” 

The two-time Defensive Player of the Year stopped in his tracks and responded. 

“Go to school, p**sy,” Gobert said. 

 

 

The 27-year-old was the first NBA player to test positive for coronavirus, forcing the league to shut down its season a month before the end of the regular season and the start of the playoffs. 

Gobert was criticized for his carelessness regarding the virus as he deliberately touched reporters’ recorders and microphones days before he tested positive. 

He has since apologized for his actions, saying he should have taken the situation “more seriously.”  

Jazz guard Donavan Mitchell also tested positive for coronavirus and it was rumored that the two stars feuded over Gobert not behaving responsibly. 

But Jazz executive vice president of basketball operations Dennis Lindsey said Gobert and Mitchell are both ready to bury the hatchet

The Jazz compiled a 41-23 record for 4th place in the Western Conference and are primed to see action in the playoffs before the NBA suspended its season. – Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.