Stephen A. reacts to Rudy Gobert downplaying his rift with Donovan Mitchell | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert downplaying his rift with Donovan Mitchell. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN […]

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Rudy Gobert trying to salvage Donovan Mitchell friendship amid coronavirus fallout

Amid reports of a strained relationship between Utah Jazz teammates Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell after the pair tested positive for coronavirus, Gobert downplayed the tiff and assured the two are ready to move forward. Speaking with Taylor Rooks on Instagram Live Sunday, Gobert said he spoke with Mitchell for the first time since learning […]

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Rudy Gobert-Donovan Mitchell’s relationship ‘unsalvageable’ after coronavirus

Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have both recovered from coronavirus, but the Jazz teammates’ relationship may not be as fortunate. Gobert was the NBA’s “patient zero,” with news of his positive test for COVID-19 immediately leading to the league suspending its season on the night of March 11. Mitchell tested positive by the following day, […]

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Rudy Gobert’s coronavirus plight: Can’t smell anything

Rudy Gobert gave fans a peek into dealing with the coronavirus, which apparently in his case includes not being able to smell anything. The Jazz forward, who was the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19, on Sunday tweeted some of the effects he’s felt while self-quarantining. “Just to give you guys an update, […]

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Gobert sorry for not taking coronavirus more seriously

(Reuters) – Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert, whose coronavirus diagnosis last Wednesday was the first domino that effectively shut down American sports, regrets not having taken the threat more seriously, he said in a social media post on Sunday. “I’ve been feeling a little better every single days,” the 27-year-old Frenchman said on the National […]

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Rudy Gobert wishes he would’ve taken coronavirus ‘more seriously’ before diagnosis

Rudy Gobert would do things differently if he could do it all over again. The Utah Jazz center, who has admitted to be being “careless” before becoming the first professional athlete in North America to test positive amid the coronavirus pandemic, said on the NBA’s Twitter feed on Sunday that he wishes he “would have […]

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Christian Wood case adds to the Knicks’ coronavirus threat

Though health officials do not believe Jazz stars Rudy Gobert or Donovan Mitchell were contagious on their March 4 game at Madison Square Garden, a new coronavirus exposure has emerged for the Knicks. The Pistons announced Saturday one of their players tested positive for COVID-19. According to The Athletic, that player is Christian Wood, who […]

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Jazz forward Rudy Gobert donates $500K for coronavirus aid

Utah Jazz forward Rudy Gobert is attempting to make amends for his ill-advised behavior before testing positive for the coronavirus with a large donation. Gobert announced Saturday that a portion of a $500,000 donation will be sent to part-time workers at the Vivint Smart Home Arena, where the Jazz play, while the NBA season is […]

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NBA: Affected player Gobert pledges $500,000 to virus relief effort

(Reuters) – Frenchman Rudy Gobert, the first NBA player known to have tested positive for the coronavirus, is donating more than $500,000 to support both the employee relief fund at the Utah Jazz’s home arena and COVID-19-related social services relief in Utah, Oklahoma City and the French health care system, the NBA team said on […]

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Knicks ‘unlikely’ faced Jazz stars when they had coronavirus

The Celtics and TD Garden released separate statements indicating Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell were “unlikely’’ to have the coronavirus when they played in Boston on March 6. That revelation hit the Knicks’ world in a positive way. If Gobert didn’t have the coronavirus on March 6, then they also weren’t contagious when […]

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Report: Rift exists between Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert

Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus. Donovan Mitchell then tested positive for coronavirus. Jazz players are reportedly upset with Gobert for – before his diagnosis – going out of his way to touch them and their belongings. Mitchell’s first public remarks since his diagnosis appeared to include a shot at Gobert. Connect the dots. Scott […]

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Stephen A. reacts to Rudy Gobert’s apology for being ‘careless’ about the coronavirus | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Rudy Gobert’s apology for acting "careless" toward others after the Utah Jazz big man tested positive for the coronavirus. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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Report: NBA won’t fine, suspend Jazz C Gobert for actions

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, who apologized for acting carelessly before being diagnosed with coronavirus on Wednesday, will not be fined or suspended by the NBA, according to a report Friday by Yahoo (NASDAQ:) Sports. Gobert on Monday joked about the NBA’s policy to keep media members at a safe distance from players in the […]

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Rudy Gobert in trouble with Jazz teammates over coronavirus spread

First Rudy Gobert needs to get better. Then it sounds as if he needs to make amends in the Utah Jazz locker room. There’s reportedly “a lot of frustration” among teammates with Gobert, whose coronavirus diagnosis Wednesday night spurred the suspension of the NBA season and whose cavalier inital response to health protocols may have […]

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How NBA can use Rudy Gobert’s coronavirus diagnosis as a lesson | SportsCenter

Adam Silver says the NBA can use Rudy Gobert being diagnosed with coronavirus as a lesson to people on how they should take care of themselves moving forward. Tim Legler goes on to say we should be sympathetic towards Gobert because he is going through this virus. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN […]

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Stephen A. Smith condemns NCAA’s handling of tournaments | SportsCenter

Stephen A. Smith reacts to Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert’s apology for his actions that exposed others to the coronavirus. Stephen A. (3:04) also condemns the NCAA for their handling of the cancellation of the men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments. #ESPN #NCAA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to […]

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Rudy Gobert sorry for being ‘careless’ before coronavirus diagnosis

Rudy Gobert is the public face of coronavirus in sports. He’s hoping fans can learn from him regarding what not to do. The Utah Jazz center became the first pro athlete in America to test positive for coronavirus Wednesday night, leading to the NBA’s decision to suspend its season. Gobert had been “careless” in the […]

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Adrian Wojnarowski on Donovan Mitchell & Rudy Gobert testing positive for coronavirus | First Take

Adrian Wojnarowski shares the latest on Utah Jazz players Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert testing positive for the coronavirus. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN on […]

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NBA Season Canceled Amid Player’s Coronavirus Diagnosis | Pop Of The Morning | E! News

Basketball player Rudy Gobert tests positive for coronavirus after making light of the outbreak and touching reporter’s microphones. Watch. Full Story: https://www.eonline.com/news/1130345/nba-suspends-its-season-after-a-player-tests-positive-for-coronavirus #RudyGobert #PopOfTheMorning #ENews Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About Pop of the Morning: Every morning, Lilliana Vazquez, Scott Tweedie and Victor Cruz will discuss the day’s hot topics in pop culture, bringing new insights and observations […]

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Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert’s teammate, tests positive for coronavirus

A second NBA player has tested positive for coronavirus, and it’s one of Rudy Gobert’s teammates. Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz has also tested positive for COVID-19, according to ESPN. Gobert testing positive on Wednesday, which led to the NBA suspending its season until further notice. Donovan Mitchell (left) with Rudy GobertGetty Images Mitchell […]

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NBA Player Rudy Gobert Slammed After Touching Reporters’ Microphones Prior To Positive Coronvirus Test

The NBA’s Rudy Gobert purposely touched reporters’ microphones just two days before he tested positive for the coronavirus, causing the league to suspend the season. Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert‘s positive test for the coronavirus on March 11 caused the NBA to halt the season, suspending all games indefinitely. Already some precautions had been put […]

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Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans has been postponed | NBA on ESPN

Dave Pasch and Richard Jefferson break down how Rudy Gobert’s coronavirus diagnosis affects the rest of the NBA including the Sacramento Kings vs. the New Orleans Pelicans being postponed. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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Jazz-Thunder postponed in Oklahoma City as coronavirus concerns swirl around Rudy Gobert

Jazz center Rudy Gobert made a mockery of the NBA’s coronavirus guidelines by going out of his way to touch reporters’ recorders and microphones. Then, he came down with an illness. It’s difficult not to connect the dots from that episode to tonight’s Jazz-Thunder game in Oklahoma City being postponed. The Thunder’s team doctor came […]

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NBA suspends season after Rudy Gobert tests positive for coronavirus

The NBA has suspended its season in the wake of Jazz center Rudy Gobert testing positive for coronavirus. The hiatus goes until further notice, allowing the league to determine its next steps. Wednesday night’s Jazz-Thunder matchup was postponed ahead of tip-off due to concern for Gobert, who was not in the building. Both teams are […]

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