NBA fans exclusively rooting against Rudy Gobert in gold medal game
NBA fans are actively rooting against Utah Jazz and Team France center Rudy Gobert in the gold medal game against the United States.
The United States men’s basketball have made it to the gold medal game of the Tokyo Olympics despite their struggles in exhibition games. With the opportunity to win the gold for the fourth consecutive Olympics, Team USA will have to fend off France. One player on Team France is Utah Jazz center and Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert.
If you happened to go on Twitter on Friday night during the game, many NBA fans were actively rooting against Gobert.
NBA fans are rooting against Rudy Gobert in gold medal game
This is nothing new. Gobert gets a ton of ridicule on social media from NBA fans. They did have fun at Gobert’s expense when he and the Jazz were eliminated in the second-round of the playoffs by the Los Angeles Clippers, despite being the top-seed in the Western Conference.
Gobert is a dominant force when he is on the court for France, as they look to win their first ever gold medal in men’s basketball. But they still have to contend with Team USA star Kevin Durant, who has been on fire throughout the tournament.