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Donovan Mitchell admits it took him a while to ‘cool off’ toward Rudy Gobert

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Utah Jazz superstar Donovan Mitchell just opened up about how he has now come to terms with the actions of teammate Rudy Gobert, who was the first NBA player that tested positive for the coronavirus. Gobert’s positive test resulted in the suspension of the NBA season.

There were rumors suggesting Mitchell was “extremely frustrated” by how Gobert did not take the threat seriously days before he tested positive. The current assumption is that Mitchell contracted the virus from Gobert, which makes his disappointment understandable.

Nonetheless, Mitchell now appears to have cooled off a bit and seems ready to turn the page on this chapter:

“It took a while for me to kind of cool off and I read what he said and I heard what he said, so I’m glad he’s doing okay,” Mitchell said, via GMA’s Kelly McCarthy.

Gobert has received a ton of backlash for jokingly touching all the microphones in front of him following a media interview, which not only put himself at risk, but also the health of everyone around him. There were also reports of Gobert not taking the proper precautions in the locker room, which irked Jazz teammates.

Gobert has sincerely apologized for his actions, and Mitchell highlighted what’s most important:

“At the end of the day neither him or I have children at home. I know I have teammates that have children, staff that have children at home, so I’m glad that we were able to kind of contain it as much as possible,” Mitchell explained.

This may be the type of dispute that won’t get resolved overnight, but at least it seems that they are going in the right direction. It’s definitely good news that both Jazz stars seem to be doing okay, and they’ll be taking every precaution to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.