Players gonna play and haters gonna hate, right?
And for Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, he has plenty of fellow NBA players who either like to hate on him or seemingly just don’t respect him — for some reason.
Last week, Minnesota Timberwolves players Anthony Edwards and Patrick Beverley minimized Gobert’s impact on defense. To Rudy’s credit, he responded by saying “when you’re the best in the world at something, people become insecure and try to discredit what you do in some kind of way.”
It’s not the first time other NBA players have take a shot at him. So what’s up with the disrespect of Rudy?
In the latest episode of The Tribune’s “How ‘Bout This Jazz” podcast, host/moderator Xoel Cardenas and Tribune Jazz beat reporters Andy Larsen and Eric Walden discuss why Gobert doesn’t get the credit he deserves from some NBA players. Is it Rudy’s quiet demeanor? Does it even matter what other players think of him?
Plus, the guys talk Quin Snyder and if this team and the way its playing is the offensive creativity apex for the Jazz head coach. Also, the trio discuss whether a Bojan Bogdanovic for Jerami Grant trade is worth doing.
Lastly, inspired by the trailer release of the upcoming HBO series “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” Xoel, Andy and Eric give you their thoughts on which NBA dynasty had the biggest impact in the game.
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