“Wembanyama? The people I talk to in the United States are shocked,” Gobert breathes.

INTERVIEW – Recovered from the Covid, the French pivot talks about his start to the season with his new club, his adaptation or even the “Wembanyama hype”.

Never two without three. Released from isolation and fortunately in perfect health, Rudy Gobert was affected by Covid-19 for the third time, missing the last two matches of “his” Timberwolves, a victory against Houston (129-117) and a loss against New York (107-120). Already the sixth loss in eleven games for the Minneapolis club, disappointing at the start of the season. Best rebounder in the League (13.9 catches / game), the 30-year-old tricolor international pivot returns, for Le Figaro, on his first steps in “Twin Cities” after nine seasons under the colors of the franchise that drafted him, the Utah Jazz. He also talks about his renewed partnership with Yop: the successful counterattacks by the former Choletais will be monetized up to 500 euros to rehabilitate the playground of his hometown of Saint-Quentin, the one on which he returned his first baskets. The inauguration is scheduled for 2023.

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