Jazz’ Rudy Gobert brings back old gaffe in clap back at Draymond Green
Rudy Gobert is playing coy. We know for a fact he saw Draymond Green’s wholly unnecessary tweet about the Utah Jazz star getting emotional after not making the All-Star Game. Why? Gobert “liked” a reply to Green on twitter that was posted in favor of the former.
Following his team’s 128-112 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, though, Gobert expressed confusion when a reporter alluded to Green’s social media antics, giving him the perfect opportunity for a one-liner that should put this internet feud to bed.
Rudy Gobert: "Draymond, did he tweet? What did he tweet? As long as he doesn't post anything on Snapchat, we're good." 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/I6Q8En4LxF
— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) February 2, 2019
Green, for those somehow unfamiliar, accidentally posted a NSFW selfie of his genitalia to his public Snapchat account back in the summer of 2016. The Golden State Warriors star did an admirable job shaking off his gaffe immediately thereafter, but it was bound to be brought up again at some point when he goaded an opposing player into a confrontation.
Gobert gets the win here, but not just because of his pithy retort. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a player wearing emotion on his sleeve, something Green should understand better than anyone. Or apparently, it’s only acceptable for a man to show toughness and anger rather than vulnerability? Green should look in the mirror before poking fun at his opponents’ off-court emotions.
Gobert, by the way, celebrated his snub by playing perhaps his finest game of the season against the Hawks. He scored 25 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and blocked two shots while going a perfect 7-of-7 from the field and 11-of-15 at the free throw line. The fans at Vivint Smart Arena made sure he knew they supported him, too, frequently breaking out into chants of “All-Star! All-Star!” whenever he stepped to the charity stripe.