- On Monday, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was “bravely” rubbing microphones to prove he wasn’t afraid of the coronavirus. On Wednesday, he tested positive for coronavirus.
- Since then, his teammate Donovan Mitchell tested positive for the virus and the NBA has suspended its season.
(Gobert’s reckless display of manhood has exposed countless people to the virus.
One second you’re “fearlessly” rubbing microphones, the next second the NBA suspends its entire season. Way to go, Rudy Gobert.
) After Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, the NBA swiftly suspended its season. Could Gobert have prevented the suspension if he didn’t act like an insecure little boy? Maybe not. But maybe his teammate Donovan Mitchell doesn’t get infected as well.
According to Harvard University, the coronavirus can incubate for nearly two weeks before any symptoms show up. If Gobert carried the virus for that long, then nearly the entire NBA could have been exposed.
The Jazz played six games in that span. Each of the teams they played, faced other teams. Each team interacted with different referees who officiated other games.
The Pelicans-Kings game was canceled on Wednesday because a ref worked a Utah game earlier in the week . But the NBA only knew of Gobert’s infection on that same day. Who knows how far it spread before he was tested.
Hopefully, Rudy Gobert’s Bone-Headed Moves Wake Us Up
I don’t think Rudy Gobert is a bad guy. I think he’s insecure and he may have his reasons for trying to show everyone his toughness. Maybe he was bullied as a kid, maybe he gets emasculated in the NBA. But there’s no more room for this kind of behavior.
We can’t have men, or women, running around trying to prove their courage by rubbing handrails or getting touchy-feely when they’re sick.
This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth .