Brad Rock: This former Jazz All-Star has some advice for Rudy Gobert

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  • mdp Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 15, 2019 9:35 a.m.

    If Rudy wants to be an All Star- he needs to extend his shooting range beyond 6"... Rudy's offensive set is only as good as his teammates willing to feed him lobs, not something that happens much in the show-off's all star game.

  • iluvnz Vernal, UT
    Feb. 15, 2019 8:43 a.m.

    @Diligent Dave

    HUH??

    @JBQ

    Rudy's "lack of offensive prowess"? Over 15 points per game and over 65% field goal percentage is "lack of offensive prowess? I think that's pretty sound offense. IMHO

  • Little Andy , 00
    Feb. 15, 2019 6:59 a.m.

    I like Jingles attitude. He would rather take the time off to be with his family. The next week with be the most boring week in the season.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Feb. 14, 2019 7:15 p.m.

    Stockton, Malone, and Hornacek were just too good to be excluded. Numbers caught Rudy. The selected squads are small. The fact that the exclusion cost him one million in bonus is also a cause for "head scratching". ----There is absolutely no doubt that when the Jazz went to the final twice against the Bulls that there were "questionable" referee decisions. At that time, the Jazz were a threat to the status quo and the "big bucks" generated by the Bulls. Within that scenario, you always have to look at any controversy involving the Jazz with a lot of scrutiny.---Rudy has a valid point. However, his lack of offensive prowess is troubling. Kareem was a "monster machine" on both ends of the floor.----Rudy has a lot of work to do. Nevertheless, he made a valid point that needs to be looked at more closely. His literal "shedding of tears" did not help the matter.

  • JSKM1232 Sandy, UT
    Feb. 14, 2019 4:30 p.m.

    @Diligent Dave - Logan, UT

    What I don't know is this— Is the NBA, and its overall fan base perhaps ever more anti- small market teams, and even possibly somewhat anti-Mormon, since Utah is often equated with Mormonism.

    Prejudices are not always evident on the surface. And though Rudy Gobert isn't "Mormon", the owner/s of the Utah Jazz, Gail Miller and her family, are. . . . . . .

    . . . . . . Perhaps there is also an anti-French bias among those who determine who plays (and who doesn't) in the All Star game.

    I've lived long enough, and witnessed enough bias (including by NBA referees to swing games) to suspect foul .reasons why things sometimes go the way they do in .in professional sports, the NBA not excluded."
    = = = = =
    Wasn't Tony Parker French?

    How did John Stockton, Karl Malone and Jeff Hornacek make the all star team numerous times if there is an "anti-Mormon" bias in the league? How did they make it if there's an "anti small market" bias? Inquiring minds want to know.

  • Diligent Dave Logan, UT
    Feb. 14, 2019 1:36 p.m.

    What I don't know is this— Is the NBA, and its overall fan base perhaps ever more anti- small market teams, and even possibly somewhat anti-Mormon, since Utah is often equated with Mormonism.

    Prejudices are not always evident on the surface. And though Rudy Gobert isn't "Mormon", the owner/s of the Utah Jazz, Gail Miller and her family, are.

    Also, Gobert is French. And even though France has been one of the US's greatest allies over the history of our nation (their blockade at Yorktown made it possible for George Washington's US Army to keep British General Cornwallis "walled in", making his loss of that battle, & winning the US Revolutionary War..

    Also, we should remember that our French friends were those who sent us the Colossus, i.e., the Statue of Liberty, as the beacon that since the late 1800/s is the main "American" iconic symbol of New York City.

    Perhaps there is also an anti-French bias among those who determine who plays (and who doesn't) in the All Star game.

    I've lived long enough, and witnessed enough bias (including by NBA referees to swing games) to suspect foul .reasons why things sometimes go the way they do in .in professional sports, the NBA not excluded.