The Heat’s Dion Waiters made a rather clumsy attempt at a loose ball during Friday night’s game against the Jazz. But what I call “clumsy,” Rudy Gobert called “dirty.”
Judge for yourself:
NOOOOOOOOO!!!! Rudy Gobert taken off the court as Dion Waiters runs into Rudy Gobert's knee. pic.twitter.com/kxFRyQkxmj
— Dave Noriega (@davenoriega) November 11, 2017
Gobert left the game but was able to return in the fourth quarter, and afterward he said it looked worse than it actually was (the official diagnosis is a knee contusion). Still, he wasn’t happy with how it all went down.
“It feels better than it looked on the video,” said Gobert, who finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season. “I think it was a dirty play, but no matter what the most important thing is to keep getting better and to win tomorrow.
“He just dove right into my knee,” Gobert continued. “Kind of like the same thing that happened before on my [medial collateral ligament] so my knee just went inside and kind of popped inside and back out.”
The 7-foot-1 Frenchman missed about a month of the 2015-16 season with a sprained anterior cruciate ligament.
Gobert also got in the last word on Twitter, providing his own commentary of the above highlight:
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