VIDEO: Rudy Gobert’s DPOY credentials put to shame after crazy Terance Mann poster for Clippers
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert may be a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, but that doesn’t exempt him from being on the wrong end of a poster from time to time. Los Angeles Clippers swingman Terance Mann reminded him of that.
Late in the fourth quarter of the Jazz-Clippers Game 5, Paul George sent a brilliant pass to Mann who was wide open in the left corner. Instead of taking the triple though, the second-year forward drove to the basket despite the presence of Gobert and threw the ball down to the rim.
While he lost some power and was barely able to make the shot with the Jazz center in front of him, it was actually what made the shot even more amazing. He basically muscled his was over the best defender in the league and embarrassed him big time.
Not to mention that it was a crucial basket, giving LA some cushion to prevent any Utah comeback.
Terance Mann posterizes Rudy Gobert 💪🏽😤pic.twitter.com/jeeCMFChCL
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 17, 2021
Paul George exploded for the Clippers with 37 points, 16 rebounds and five assists. For his part, Terance Mann chipped in 13 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 25 quality minutes as Leonard’s replacement in the starting lineup.
With what Mann just showed, Ty Lue and Co. might just be able to give Leonard some quality rest.