Rudy Gobert is an unpopular man in NBA circles right now, even, or perhaps especially, among his own teammates. After the frenchman's brash antics in defiance of coronavirus, and subsequent positive COVID-19 test, the Jazz center took to social media to post a somber and humbling apology, showing genuine remorse for his careless behavior.
Some were wondering whether Gobert's foolish antics would land him in hot water with the league, but it turns out that won't be the case. The NBA, which has suspended its operations indefinitely, has revealed that Gobert will not face further discipline in regards to his actions.
Gobert, who many deem responsible for the league being suspended, admitted in his statement that he was feeling both embarrassed and apologetic, and it seems the league is showing him some mercy.
It would be quite surprising, giving everything that's gone on over the past 24 hours in regards to the league, if Adam Silver and Co. opted to discipline Gobert, yet still there were some who felt a punishment was appropriate.
In fairness, the backlash Gobert received from fans across the league was more than enough of a punishment in and of itself.
The Jazz center can now focus on resting up and restoring relations with his teammates while the league figures out the best course of action going forward. There will be no further punishment for Gobert, though we're sure the lambasting from fans online won't cease any time soon.