Jazz’s Rudy Gobert takes hilarious shot at Donovan Mitchell on Instagram
A local Utah kid’s highlight reel went viral online after he dropped his defender with a nasty spin move during what appears like a local basketball camp for kids.
Mitchell took notice of the young hooper — who was sporting Spida’s No. 45 Jazz jersey — and showed him some love on Twitter:
I see you 45!!! https://t.co/U5nid65wqP
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) June 3, 2019
While Mitchell was having fun with the little dude’s highlight, his teammate Rudy Gobert didn’t waste time in throwing some shade at him:
— Rosscoe (@TheRealRosscoe) June 4, 2019
Clearly, their chemistry as teammates on the basketball court has translated over to social media.
They also had a pretty funny exchange around a month ago, when Gobert chimed in his thoughts on the officiating during the Rockets-Warriors series:
Damn you could’ve just give me the 25,000 😂😂😂😂
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) April 28, 2019
Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, and the Jazz had high hopes for the 2018-19 season after breaking through with an upset series victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Round 1 of last year’s playoffs.
Unfortunately, their 2018-19 season ended in disappointment after they fell to the Houston Rockets in five games in the first round.
The Jazz will look to bounce back and take the next step in 2019-20. Gobert and Mitchell are both under contract with Utah at least until the 2020-21 season.
Gobert is set to make nearly $50 million over the next two seasons and will be eligible to sign the supermax contract in 2020 after garnering All-NBA honors this season. Mitchell, on the other hand, still has two years left on his rookie scale contract
With these two cornerstones still with Utah in the immediate future and continuing to build chemistry with each other, Jazz fans have high expectations for their team in the next couple of years.