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In remarks reported by The Athletic, Rudy Gobert, resident of the Minnesota Timberwolves, attacked his own public.

Rudy Gobert had things to say. In comments reported by The Athletic, the French international pivot, now 30, lashed out at his own home crowd. That of his Minnesota Timberwolves franchise. After a total of 17 matches already played and a record of nine victories including four during his last four outings, for also eight defeats, his formation currently occupies the tenth place in the classification of the Western conference of the prestigious Basketball League. This does not prevent the team from being whistled, however, and this in its own enclosure of the Target Center.

“I don’t appreciate people coming to boo us”

And so that’s what Gobert clearly doesn’t appreciate, especially so early in a season: “I don’t appreciate people coming to boo us. When you’re a fan, you have to support your team in good times and bad. If we are supported in hard times, we will love it. No team in NBA history has had anything but great moments. So if we come to not support us in complicated times, then stay at home. I have never experienced this before. I believe that we should be whistled when we are really, really not well. When I was in Utah, in nine seasons, I remember only a few times when we were booed. These whistles were heard during the final disputed meeting. However, this Monday evening, the Minnesota Timberwolves had the last word against the Miami Heat (105-101). But the first period had been missed and at the break, it was even the visitors who then had a total of thirteen lengths ahead (47-60). As for the local public, it was not the first time that they expressed their dissatisfaction.

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