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#pounditMonday, December 6, 2021

Rudy Gobert had hilarious reaction to getting dunked on by Frank Ntilikina

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New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina pulled off one of his most surprising plays of the year when he dunked on Rudy Gobert last weekend, and the reigning Defensive Player of the Year thought it was quite rude.

The play came in the first half of the Knicks’ blowout loss to the Utah Jazz, when Ntilikina blew by his man with a nice crossover and then exploded to the basket. Gobert came over to help but was unable to do anything about it.

Ntilikina and Gobert are both from France, and the Jazz big man was seen saying something in French to Ntilikina after the play. After practice on Thursday, a reporter asked Ntilikina what the exchange was about.

“It was pretty funny because I ate at his house the day before,” Ntilikina said, per Marc Berman of the New York Post. “So he says, ‘I feed you and that’s how you treat me?’ That was funny.”

Ntilikina did not end up making another basket and finished 1-for-7 shooting on the night, so he said his dunk was a nice play but was little consolation during a 129-97 loss. Gobert’s reaction was pretty entertaining, though getting dunked on by a point guard is not going to help him defend himself against Joel Embiid’s recent criticism.

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