Minnesota Timberwolves: Rudy Gobert with heavy criticism of the referee

Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert slammed the umpires after Wednesday’s loss to the Phoenix Suns.

“It’s not fair. It’s really not fair,” the Wolves star complained about the referees after the game. “Every night. I’ve been in this league for ten years and I’ll always be presumed innocent, but it’s hard to believe they didn’t try to help the Suns win today,” Gobert continued.

“It’s hard to believe they haven’t tried to help the Warriors or the Kings in the past couple of nights. For me as a basketball player, that’s very obvious. I’ve been in this league for so long and it’s disrespectful,” he said Gobert also about the decisions in other games.

The Suns were awarded 27 free throws while Minnesota were allowed to the line just 12 times. Gobert got five fouls in said game including some whistles for illegal screens. Two in a row in the last minute. “These weren’t illegal screens,” his coach Chris Finch jumped to his side. “Those were physical plays. Durant elbows him in Rudy’s face. That happens a lot in this league. They blame Rudy,” Finch continued.

Gobert goes even further with his criticism. Accordingly, his team is deliberately disadvantaged. Even in the matches against Sacramento and Golden State, both of which Minnesota won. On Monday, the Kings got 40 free throws, while the Timberwolves got 34. Gobert’s team had more freebies against the Warriors than the reigning champion.

Minnesota then meets the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. This is the team that draws the most free throws per game. The Wolves are still fighting for the playoffs and are currently in eighth place. Tie on points with 7th-seed New Orleans and just one game behind Curry and the Warriors.


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