Rudy Gobert Confirms Relationship With Teammate Donovan Mitchell Was Strained


April 12, 2020

Rudy Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19 before the league suspended the season March 11.

Coincidentally, it followed Gobert making jokes about the severity of the virus before the star tested positive. So, when Utah Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell was the second NBA player to test positive, as you might expect, things between the two got a bit weird.

Rumors suggested this week that Mitchell is “reluctant” to mend fences with Gobert due to his teammate’s stunts. And on Sunday, Gobert further discussed the issue with the Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks.

“It’s true that we didn’t speak for a while after (testing positive), but we did speak a few days ago,” Gobert told Rooks on Instagram Live on Sunday.

“And you know, like I said, we’re both ready to go out there and try to win a championship for this team. You know, it’s all about being a professional. Everyone’s got different relationships. It’s never perfect. People that are married, it’s never perfect. So, you know, (things between) me and my teammate, it’s far from perfect. But at the end of the day, we both want the same thing, and it’s winning. We’re both grown men and going to do what it takes to win.”

The saga continues.

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