Titanic Rudy Gobert vs. Turkey: “Everybody Shut Up!” -BeBasket

Titanic Rudy Gobert vs. Turkey: "Everybody Shut Up!"  -BeBasket

Is this the best performance of Rudy Gobert’s career for France? Obviously there were other outstanding performances, but the question deserves to be asked in view of his site (20 points on 7/11, 17 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 against in 30 minutes). “Oddly enough, I’m not very happy with my game”answers to itself. “I could have put up 30 points: I gave up too many free throws, I missed things that should have ended. If I do, we don’t go into overtime. More than anything, I’m happy with our victory, but my party… (pouts) I can do better. » Offensively, surely, but the native of Saint-Quentin is at least surely pleased to have broken the all-time record for rebounds in the France team with 17 shots, which he held… himself (16, twice)… right? “Well, you know, I have an average of 15 rebounds in the NBA”evacuate first, before better appreciating the context. “OK, it was in FIBA ​​basketball: there are fewer shots attempted, less effective playing time…” Beside him, Vincent Collet laughs. “Well, in this case, we did an extension. » Five more minutes, snatched by him in a tap dunk, which allowed him to cement his record with 5 rebounds captured, just to definitely enter the history books of the France team. As of now, he appears in the #1, #2 and #3 places of the category podium in Blue! He leaves us a boss match »throws Evan Fournier.

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Gobert’s touch that snatches the extension, without fail?! (photo: FIBA)

A domain that confirms, a posteriori, the comments made by Evan Fournier himself last week in Cologne. “Rudy, he’s a diesel, it takes him a long time to get into a competition », he said last Saturday, after two slow starts by his teammate. When we look at history, he always raises his level after the first match. I know that he will end up dominating the opposing rackets. » When we look at history, we also realize that the giant has picked up the good habit of always shining from the first knockout match of an international competition. For example ? 21 points and 16 rebounds in the feat against Team USA in the quarterfinals of the 2019 World Cup (during the feat against Team USA), then 22 points and 9 rebounds against Italy last year, on the occasion of the quarterfinals of the Olympic games. Not enough to silence the recurring criticisms of him, which came out of nowhere during his trial and error in Cologne… Still, the Blues can count on him Picard’s totem as soon as the road is up! “Everybody shut the fuck up now »Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot belched in the mixed zone. “Everyone talks, everyone says shit about him, that he doesn’t deserve it, etc. There is a lot of pressure on him and it makes us all proud that he comes out with a game like that. Today he showed why Rudy Gobert is who he is! »


That is to say, one of the most dissuasive players in the world already, he is the best triple defender in the NBA. “From the beginning, he discouraged Alperen Sengun », says Vincent Collet. Identified as the main Turkish threat, the Houston rookie made an anonymous performance (8 points on 4/10 and 5 rebounds), far from his standards in the tournament (18.2 points and 8.8 rebounds on average). But this Saturday, Rudy Gobert is above all the hero of the France team! Without his incredible activity under the panels, the Blues would surely be in Paris by now. The boy from Cholet Basket physically reigned in money-time, while evolving with four fouls from minute 35, taking control of the operations (11 rebounds and a superb counterattack on Hazer) of the tricolor revolt (49-57, minute 30 ). ). “He was huge and his offensive rebounds did us a lot of good when we were having trouble making easy shots. », appreciates Amath M’Baye. When France went from 75-77 to 81-77 in the fourth quarter and overtime, the 6-0 lead was fully acquired thanks to Gobzilla’s tap! “Late in the game, defensive assists are less pronounced »explains technician Vincent Collet. “Defenders are afraid to drop their player and take the basket that could kill their team. There are more isolates. As a result, Rudy meets vis-à-vis him and since he is dominant… »

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Like his block on Hazer in the fourth quarter, Gobert produced a monumental endgame (Photo: FIBA)

On a quest to win his first gold medal for France, the triple NBA All-Star was content to comment with some detachment on his record. “I just did what I have been doing since the beginning of my career. The fact that we attacked to the basket allowed me to be in a better position to take the rebounds. As the big ones were going to help, it was difficult for them to “screw me up”. I tried to punish them. Everything is connected to the way we play. When we make good shots, even if we miss them, I’m in a better position to take rebounds. » The numbers prove him right: during a third quarter marked by misunderstanding, disconnection and multiple bad offensive decisions, the former Jazz player only recovered one…


Now averaging a double-double in the competition (14 points at 63% and 10.3 rebounds), Rudy Gobert now has four days to prepare for the next challenge. A quarterfinal (Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.) where he will be eagerly awaited, regardless of the identity of the rival: either Italy, where his mission will be to exploit the transalpine deficit in 5th place, or Serbia of double NBA MVP Nikola. Jokic… “MEclimbing from game to game » notes Vincent Collet. So… See you at the next match! »

In Berlin,


September 10, 2022 at 6:41 am

Is this the best performance of Rudy Gobert’s career for France? Obviously there were other outstanding performances, but the question deserves to be asked in view of his site (20 points on 7/11, 17 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 against in 30 minutes). “As strange as it sounds, I’m not very happy with…

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