Utah Jazz stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert were named All-Stars Thursday night, as the NBA released the reserves for the upcoming exhibition game, which is set to be played Sunday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. MST.
Unlike reactions to Gobert’s snub from the competition last season, reactions this time around were of a much more positive, not to mention lighthearted, nature.
Take, for example, that of Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier. Gobert’s teammate on the French National Team, Fournier took the All-Star announcement as an opportunity to praise his countryman, while having a little fun at Gobert’s expense.
Renae Ingles, retired Australian netballer and also wife of Mitchell’s and Gobert’s teammate Joe Ingles, was more sincere with her praise.
Then there was this from Real Salt Lake legend Nick Rimando.
The greatest reaction to the All-Star news came from Mitchell himself, though, as he read a note aloud, written by his mother Nicole.
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