Jazz Center Rudy Gobert Once Slid into the NBA’s DMs for a Stat Correction

February 4th, 2016 by Kyle Newport Leave a reply »
Trying to keep pace with New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was willing to do whatever he had to do to make sure his numbers were accurate—even if it meant sliding into the league's direct messages.

A feature written on Gobert by Sports Illustrated's Ben Reiter revealed that the NBA's official Twitter account received a DM from the Utah big man after a game in the middle of last season. The reason: The 7'1" center felt as though he had gotten robbed of a block, and because he was in a tight race for the league lead, he wanted it fixed:

Late on the night of Jan. 22, 2015, the NBA’s Twitter account received an unusual direct message. "I don't like to complain about stats but my blocks are very important to me," the message read. "I had 2 clean blocks in the first quarter. And they only counted me 1 please take a look one on ilyasova and one on zaza pachulia. Thanks!"

The sender was Rudy Gobert. His protest was in vain. "I was very mad," he says. "To be honest, I was trying to pass Anthony Davis in blocks, but then he started blocking like nine shots a night and got too far away from me anyway." G ...

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