Rudy Gobert, the French NBA player who is well known as a center with the Utah Jazz, is apparently not seeing anybody.
The 27-year-old however, has other things to worry about. According to numerous reports, he is the first NBA member to have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus and may have exposed the entire league after playing with other teams for the past two weeks.
His recent stunt of touching all the microphones and recorders on the interview table will undoubtedly become a flashpoint in the coronavirus outbreak for the league and the subsequent season suspension.
Born June 26, 1992; the French national is the son of Connie Gobert and Rudy Bourgarel, who played basketball for the French national team in the 80’s.
Rudy got his start playing basketball at his hometown club, JSC Saint-Quentin. He debuted with Cholet Basket in the French League in 2010. In his final season with Cholet, the 2012/13, Gobert increased his average to 8.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
He was drafted in the first round of the 2013 NBA draft after being selected by the Denver Nuggets and made his NBA debut with the Jazz after being traded that same day.
His 7 foot, 8 1/2 inch wingspan was the largest wingspan ever recorded at the 2013 NBA Draft Combine.
In 2014, he won bronze at the FIBA World Cup as a member of the French national team. He was also the NBA blocks leader in the 2016-17 season.
He was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019.
The all-star center nicknamed ‘The Stifle Tower’ -has been quiet about the dating scene. Though it appears there’s no special lady in his life at the moment, Gobert is close to his mother Corinne -who raised him after his parents separated when he was just three-years-old.
Gobert is quite active on social media, he mostly shares images of his family, his life in the NBA and the occasional photo with other celebrities.
Find him on Instagram here.