Rudy Gobert breaks silence on Kyle Anderson’s banning punch as he joins the team for crucial NBA duel

MINNESOTA Timberwolves star Rudy Gobert spoke for the first time since hitting a teammate.

The 30-year-old spoke to reporters on Thursday and apologized to teammate Kyle Anderson.

Rudy Gobert is ready to overcome the argument with his teammate


Rudy Gobert is ready to overcome the argument with his teammatePhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty
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The Timberwolves are the eighth seed in the Western Conference playoffsCredit: AP

It was Gobert’s first day back with the team after the Timberwolves suspended him and sent him out for one game.

The suspension forced Gobert to miss their first play-in game against the Los Angeles Lakers – which they lost.

Gobert expressed that he and Anderson got over the argument and were focused on the playoffs ahead of the team win or playoff matchup.

“We both apologized to each other and you move on,” Gobert said.

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Kyle Anderson breaks silence about duel with Rudy Gobert

“I still love Kyle. He’s still my brother.”

“I tell people. Sometimes you fight with your family. Sometimes you fight with people you love and respect very much.”

Anderson stressed the same thought process on Tuesday, saying he didn’t want the incident to be overdone and the team distracted.

“We are teammates at the end of the day. I don’t want it to be a Kyle vs. Rudy thing. That is never the case.”

Minnesota meets the Oklahoma City Thunder for last place in the NBA Western Conference playoffs.

Though tensions appear to be calming down, Gobert’s status for the game is still in question.

The defensive anchor deals with fluctuating back pain.

“[I’m] I’m still not moving like I’d like, but little progress every day.”

The winner of the Timberwolves Thunder plays the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.


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