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Danny Green thinks Rudy Gobert gets undeserved heat

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Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks caught up with Los Angeles Lakers wing Danny Green, who shared his thoughts on the NBA’s hiatus in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. He also offered support for Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, who was the first NBA player to be diagnosed with the virus and is catching heat for a clip showing him jokingly touching microphones a few days before he tested positive.

“People are blaming him for a lot of things, when obviously he was a little careless at times, but who’s to say that’s necessarily the reason why that’s happened? He probably should have been more careful, but it’s not all his fault. Mind you, you got to look at the positive of things. This was gonna happen regardless of whether it was gonna happen to him or somebody else. Somebody in the NBA was gonna catch the virus and give us a wakeup call…I don’t think he should be blamed or bashed as much as he is. I mean, it could happen to anybody.”

See Green’s full comments on the COVID-19 situation below:

Green described the league-wide stoppage as “kind of like a bad movie or nightmare,” but credited commissioner Adam Silver for making the “correct call.” He added that while guys around the league are always fine with a short break, everyone hopes to get basketball “back and running” as soon as possible.

The Lakers veteran said he expects to get the latest round of updates from the league on the situation on Monday.