Jazz C Gobert out at least 4 weeks, up­set with Waiters

The Oklahoman - - SPORTS -

Rudy Gobert be­lieves he has every right to be up­set af­ter sus­tain­ing a leg in­jury that’s ex­pected to keep him out at least four weeks.

The Utah Jazz big man went down Fri­day when Mi­ami Heat guard Dion Waiters crashed into his leg, caus­ing Gobert’s knee to buckle. The 7-foot-1 cen­ter ini­tially called it a dirty play.

Waiters, a for­mer player for the Ok­la­homa City Thun­der, was go­ing af­ter a loose ball, then dove awk­wardly into Gobert’s leg. He later tweeted, “Dove for the ball right...” with video of the play.

Waiters told the Sun-Sen­tinel on Sun­day that he’s never been a dirty player and, “Tell him to get out of his feel­ings and that’s what it is, just like that.”

“It’s not my feel­ings, it’s my knee,” Gobert said Mon­day. “That’s a lit­tle more im­por­tant.

“I like to play bas­ket­ball. Some­times if some­one takes that away from you, you’ve got to get in your feel­ings for a rea­son.”

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