Rudy Gobert Makes History: First Western Conference Finals Appearance

One of the big players in the Wolves’ comeback last night in Denver, Rudy Gobert qualified for the Western Conference Finals. A first for the big Rudy!

Rudy Gobert has accomplished a lot in his NBA career. He won the title of Defender of the Year four times, he was All-Star, All-NBA, best blocker, best rebounder. But on a collective level, Gobert had never won more than one round of Playoffs in a single campaign. But that is now ancient history.

By winning against the Nuggets last night in Game 7, Rudy Gobert qualified for the conference finals with the Wolves. This is the first time he has entered the final four of the NBA Playoffs.

Rudy Gobert made a Conference Finals before Donovan Mitchell lol

β€” π“πšπ₯𝐀𝐒𝐧’ 𝐍𝐁𝐀 (@_Talkin_NBA) May 20, 2024

Rudy Gobert is currently participating in his eighth Playoff campaign in his career. Here’s how the previous seven ended.

  • 2017 (Jazz): conference semi-final
  • 2018 (Jazz): conference semi-final
  • 2019 (Jazz): first round
  • 2020 (Jazz): first round
  • 2021 (Jazz): conference semi-final
  • 2022 (Jazz): first round
  • 2023 (Wolves) : premier tour
  • 2024 (Wolves): conference final, and more if you like.

A real step forward for Rudy Gobert, who does not want to stop there with the Wolves. Author of 13 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks in 36 minutes last night, Rudy shut everyone’s mouths (coucou Draymond Green) who like to say that his defensive dominance does not translate into the Playoffs. And the sky is the limit now.

β€œNikola Jokic is an exceptional player, but we have the four-time Defender of the Year. […] A guy like him (Rudy) makes our defense really better, let’s pay tribute to Rudy Gobert” – Karl-Anthony Towns after Game 7

Next stop: the Dallas Mavericks, to go to the NBA Finals.

2024-05-20 08:24:00
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