Warriors mock Rudy Gobert for crying over All-Star snub

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert really wanted to be an All-Star. The 26-year-old had a legitimate case for playing in the game, but wound up being one of its biggest snubs.

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Gobert addressed the snub Friday, and got emotional while talking about it.

There are a few ways to interpret Gobert breaking down during the interview. Some might look at it as Gobert being passionate about his job. He’s put up strong numbers this season, averaging 15 points and 12.8 rebounds per game. He’s also been a force defensively. After putting in all the work required to play at an All-Star level, he missed out on making the All-Star team. It crushed him.

Some have suggested Gobert talking about his mom may have played a role.

The Golden State Warriors decided to take things a different route. Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green opted to mock Gobert for showing emotion at the snub.

Gobert hasn’t responded to those taunts yet, though he definitely saw them.

It’s possible Gobert is waiting until the Jazz and Warriors meet on the court to settle the issue. He won’t have to wait long. The two teams play again Feb. 12. We’ll see if either side walks off the court in tears.

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Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert (27), of France, waits for a pass during the first half of an NBA pre-season basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) .
NEW YORK,NY - FEBRUARY 13: Rudy Gobert #27 Utah Jazz goes up for the dunk during the 2015 NBA All-Star Rookie Rising Stars Challenge at Barclays Center on February 13, 2015 in New York,New York NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK,NY - FEBRUARY 13: Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz , Trey Burke #3 of the Utah Jazz and Dante Exum #11 of the Utah Jazz at Barclays Center on February 13, 2015 in New York,New York NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Utah Jazz' Rudy Gobert warms up before a game against the Phoenix Suns at an NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/George Frey)
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) looks to pass during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The Jazz won 101-94.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson (24) tries to shoot against Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27), of France, takes foul shot against the Denver Nuggets in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Denver. Utah won 96-84. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, file photo, United States' Kyrie Irving (10) drives to the basket past France's Rudy Gobert (16) during a basketball game at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After suffering a devastating knee injury for Cleveland during the NBA Finals in 2015, the U.S. point guard was forced to deal with grueling hours of rehab, where he essentially had to learn to walk again. One year later, he’s got a chance to pull off a rare double win, an NBA championship and Olympic gold medal in less than three months. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) looks on in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert grabs his knee after being injured in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert reacts on the bench during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert goes up for a shot against Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
PORTLAND, OR - JANUARY 30: Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz handles the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers on January 30, 2018 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 27: Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz plays defense against during the game against Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 27, 2019 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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