But that doesn’t mean Russell Westbrook respects him.
Before the Thunder’s win over Utah yesterday, Westbrook was asked how Oklahoma City would contain Gobert. Westbrook just laughed and walked off.
Fred Katz of The Norman Transcript:
Then, in the game, Westbrook tried to jump right over the 7-foot-1 Gobert and dunk on him:
I would say Gobert proved his ability by successfully protecting the paint, but I’m just too astounded by Westbrook’s leap.