Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert played the “No Respect” card on Wednesday night, as they complained about the NBA.
Mitchell said his team needed to stop being “spoiled” by the referee after the 76-12 overtime loss. Gobert said small market jazz does not get a proper whistle.
Mitchell was ruled out after two technical fouls in OT late 27 seconds – with Joel Mbid lobbying for the first tee, a move The two discussed on Twitter after the game.
Mitchell was at the end of his intelligence by that time, and he was still off during the availability of his postgame.
“It's hard to go out there and see how we fight and compete and play a game that is taken from us,” he said. “And I never, ever blame the referees, for blaming the refs. I can say that, we could have done more. (Mitchell shot 12 for 34 on Wednesday.) But this hand. Emanating from
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“There are games like this that we have won, games that we have lost, but this whole referee stuff … We are good, we don't complain, we don't get frustrated, we fight through things . And from the fact that we constantly get screwed in a way, that way. We won this game, in my opinion. ”
The Jazz star also appears ill with pundits supporting the Lakers and Clippers over Utah in the Western Conference.
“It's a consistent thing. The question is, ‘Can we do this? Can we keep this up? Are we for real, No. 1?” Like, yes, the hell we are. This f-ing is ridiculous. … I'm sick of it. Frankly, we all are… it eats at me, man.
“You know what it is, we all know what it is, but it's really getting out of hand. It's really, really, really getting out of hand. And the league has to Something needs to be done. I want to see. The last two-minute report. “
Perhaps Mitchell would like to see how the league justifies this offensive dishonesty in OT, which was seen as a dishonesty by Ben Simmons.
Gobert also rejected the conspiracy theory and echoed the line “We are very good on the court”.
“We haven't been able to get some calls that everyone in the F-ing League gets,” he said. Salt Lake Tribune's Andy Larsen per year. “We know we're Utah Jazz, and there may be some people who don't want us to go as far as I believe we can go.”
“We know that, you know, when you're a small market – I don't want to say it, but I really believe it – after playing in this league for eight years, it's a little tough. And it's a Is. The things we have got to overcome, “he said later. “That's why I told people, you know, when you're a small market, we become better than better. You've become elite, and we've got what we can control. But that's Kind of disheartening to be insulted. “
For the record, Utah is heading into the All-Star break with the league's best record at 27-9 and had 98 more free throw attempts than its opponents before Wednesday. Looks like Jazz seems to be very balanced. Against the Sixers, free throws were 35–19 for the Phillies.
It appears that Utah will act as a referee until it works its way, and some of its top players are set to face a five-figure penalty from the league.
This article has been updated with comments by Rudy Gobert.