PJ Tucker Takes Shot At Rudy Gobert For Winning Defensive Player Of The Year By Bringing Up His Most Vulnerable Moment

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One grazed over storyline of the 2019 NBA season was Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert becoming reduced to tears for not making the All-Star Game. Not losing in the postseason. Or suffering a season-ending injury. For not playing in a game that players take as seriously as reading the Terms and Conditions on a porn site.

Warriors players Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala mocked the 7’1” Frenchman at the time for wearing his heart on his sleeve, and in the pettiest league in the United States, you’d have to expect players and fans to throw this back in your face.

Hey, emotions > indifference. Can’t mock the man for too long.

Welp, PJ Tucker didn’t get that message. Last night at the NBA Awards after Gobert beat out Paul George and Giannis Antetokounmpo to win his second straight Defensive Player of the Year Award, a salty Tucker took a cheap shot at the man whose 895 career blocks since 2013-14 trail only Anthony Davis.

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It seems that Gobert has plenty of supporters coming to his…defense (pun!)

Are you ready for the kill shot?


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