Andrew Wiggins and Rudy Gobert Waged an Epic Battle for Air Supremacy in Minnesota Monday Night (Videos)
March Madness is so much fun, it’s easy to forget that what Kentucky coach John Calipari says is probably true. As good at UK is, they’d probably still lose to even the worst NBA teams because, at the end of the day, even the worst NBA teams have a ridiculous amount of talent.
Case in point: last night’s epic battle for air supremacy between Andrew Wiggins and Rudy Gobert. Nobody was really excited to watch the Jazz (33-41) play the Timberwolves (16-58). In fact, the game probably ranked second-to-last among Monday night’s slate of NBA games in terms of excitement, just ahead of Lakers-Sixers. However, as it turned out, a boring matchup on paper ended up producing some of the most entertaining NBA basketball we’ve seen all week, with two promising young players locking horns.
The first salvo fired in this battle for the rim came from Wiggins, who sliced through the lane from the top of the key and blew right past Gobert just minutes into the game:
Then, in the second quarter, Wiggins took things to the next level by putting Gobert on a poster and then autographing it right in front of him:
But then the Frenchman struck back against the Canadian, denying him another highlight reel dunk and then flexing in his face afterward:
So you see my point. That right there was entertaining as hell, and it came from one of the most “boring” NBA games of the week.
Who needs March Madness?