Jazz star Rudy Gobert’s admission about relationship with Donovan Mitchell
Back in March, Gobert became the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19, resulting in the 2019-20 campaign being suspended.
But what aggravated Mitchell about Gobert’s positive test was a.) that Gobert was not taking the incoming pandemic seriously and b.) that Mitchell also tested positive, possibly due to Gobert’s carelessness.
While we don’t know who had the virus first, it stands to reason that Mitchell was infected by Gobert because Gobert was fooling around in the locker room, touching other players and equipment.
To be fair, Gobert did not know he had COVID-19 at that time, but due to the circumstances, his behavior understandably frustrated a lot of people, including Mitchell.
Reports surfaced after Mitchell’s positive test that Mitchell was very upset with Gobert and that their relationship was fractured, but lately, it appears that the two stars have slowly been making amends.
On Friday, Gobert commented on his relationship with Mitchell:
“(The relationship) isn’t perfect, but as long as we respect one another, share the same goals and do what’s best for the team, that’s what matters,” said Gobert, according to Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times.
It would obviously strongly behoove the Jazz to have their two best players on the same page.
Earlier this week, Mitchell gave his side and addressed his relationship with Gobert, expressing similar sentiments about the situation. Hopefully, the two players can repair their friendship and put everything behind them moving forward.