Video: Donovan Mitchell accidentally kicks Rudy Gobert while celebrating
There’s truly no feeling like winning, especially in the NBA. It can turn the meanest of players shed some tears after, as emotions usually get the better of them. There are also others who couldn’t stop jumping and screaming while being filled with a lot of joy.
Such was the case on Monday after the Utah Jazz overcame a 13-point fourth quarter deficit to win against the San Antonio Spurs, 101-99. Donovan Mitchell had another impressive performance, which led to him being all hyped up and jumping in front of the crowd inside Vivint Smart Home Arena. What he did not notice though was that his teammate, Rudy Gobert, was behind him as Mitchell celebrated. The result was an accidental kick by the rookie.
Fav if this was you after that Jazz win pic.twitter.com/wB0E4O1Wl5
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) February 13, 2018
The good news is that Gobert was not hurt and the two even celebrated together their 10th win in a row. Utah is the hottest team in the NBA right now, making a strong move for a comfortable playoff spot in the Western Conference. Mitchell led the way once again on the night as he finished with 25 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and three steals, while the French international recorded another double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, to go along with two blocks.
The Jazz fans, as well as their coaching staff certainly won’t mind seeing Mitchell celebrate as it only means that the team is continuing to win and that he is performing very well for them. He just has to make sure he does not accidentally hurt anyone, especially hitting them with a kick.