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Rudy Gobert dismisses reports of tension with Donovan Mitchell

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Rudy Gobert is dismissing any concerns about lingering tension between him and teammate Donovan Mitchell.

In March, Gobert became the first NBA player to test positive for the coronavirus, which led to an immediate shutdown of all NBA activity. Gobert was cavalier in his behavior prior to testing positive, which led to criticism about him acting irresponsibly. Mitchell became the next player to test positive and was the only other Utah Jazz player who ended up with the virus. After testing positive, Mitchell seemed to share that he was frustrated with Gobert.

About a month later, both players have recovered from the virus, and a report says the relationship between the two is not salvageable. Gobert disagrees.

Gobert went on Instagram Live and said reports of tension between the two was a “media creation.”

Gobert also said he and Mitchell have talked and are mending things.

Of course, this is coming from Gobert, so he’s going to say things are positive. Mitchell’s opinion might differ.

But while Gobert did act irresponsibly, he did not do so knowingly and therefore should be forgiven.

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