While speaking to Jazz reporters about the NBA's use of video boards, Gobert said the idea reminded him of something out of the TV show “Black Mirror.”
“It can be a good thing,” Rudy Gobert said, via Mark Media of USA TODAY Sports.
“It reminds me of Black Mirror. I like the concept. It will be great for families to watch us and know that we can see them in the stands.”
It has to be strange for NBA players to play in front of zero fans. However, once the ball is tipped, guys are focused on winning the game and their adrenaline is so high that they may not even notice the fans watching them in a massive video conference.
Before the 2019-20 season was suspended in March after Gobert contracted COVID-19, the two-time Defensive Player of the Year was averaging 15.1 points, 13.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 2.0 blocks per game for the Jazz in 62 contests. Gobert was also shooting 69.8 percent from the field.
For the eight seeding games which start on July 30, the Jazz will face the New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, and Dallas Mavericks. Utah and San Antonio will play each other two times.
Since the Jazz have already clinched a spot in the 2020 playoffs, the team will use the seeding games to prepare for the postseason by continuing to knock off the rust that was created by the long layoff.