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Rudy Gobert opened up at practice today about his All Star snub

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Rudy Gobert shows us an emotional glimpse of how much NBA players care about their careers. It’s refreshing.

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All eyes were on Rudy Gobert this afternoon as he spoke to the media for the first time since being snubbed from the All-Star game. What followed was an amazing press conference. We’d our players to be candid and show their emotions during interviews, but most of the time you get coach speak and veiled references of what is really going through their minds. Not today. Not with Rudy Gobert.

Rudy Gobert showing the type of emotion that all of us show when we experience failure is a sight to see. It’s refreshing. We’ve all been at this low—no matter how much success or failure we’ve experienced up until that point—and it’s an incredible experience to see Rudy Gobert display it and speak so eloquently to it.

While Rudy Gobert may not be an All Star, he’s still one of the league’s most impactful players. The Hawks—whom the Jazz play tonight—are due to be in for the wrong end of a wrathful evening courtesy of Utah’s own Stifle Tower.