Rudy Gobert opened up this week about how a “very honest conversation” with Donovan Mitchell helped the two Utah Jazz teammates resolve issues related to a rift that developed between them last year.
“We had a very honest conversation, and that’s all I needed,” Gobert said, per Sam Amick of The Athletic. “You know, after that, once I knew that I told him everything that was on my mind and I heard everything that was on his mind, I knew that we could move forward.”
The controversy that erupted involving Gobert and Mitchell was one of the biggest storylines when the NBA went on hiatus in March due to the then-escalating coronavirus pandemic. It stemmed Gobert’s “careless” attitude before both Jazz stars tested positive for COVID-19.
Gobert behaved questionably during a press conference in the days ahead of his positive diagnosis when he infamously touched reporters’ recording equipment laid out on a table.