"Bro traveled like Moses in the desert": NBA fans in splits as Rudy Gobert escapes blatant travel violation 

Phoenix Suns v Minnesota Timberwolves - Game Two
NBA fans in splits as Rudy Gobert escapes blatant travel violation

Rudy Gobert escaped an evident travel violation during the ongoing Game 3 skirmish between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns on Friday. The big stole the ball from Kevin Durant just over the halfway length of the court and coasted to the other end of the floor as the Suns bench and coaching staff were left flabbergasted.

The travel violation was not called, and the basket was counted, much to Phoenix's dismay. This had NBA fans in splits as they mocked Gobert and the officiating.

One fan likened the French center to Moses walking in the desert:

"Bro traveled like Moses in the desert"

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More responses soon followed on X/Twitter:

NBA fans shared their two cents on the controversial no-travel call on Rudy Gobert
NBA fans shared their two cents on the controversial no-travel call on Rudy Gobert

With 8:21 remaining in the first quarter, Durant's attempt to breach the T-Wolves' defense was thwarted by Gobert. The former DPOY snatched the ball from the veteran forward and made a beeline to the rim with both Durant and Bradley Beal in his heels.

The final steps seemingly showed a travel as Gobert finished his layup. However, the officials did not call it.


"I think I am mostly misunderstood": Rudy Gobert on his beef with other NBA players in league

Rudy Gobert is one of the favorites to win the DPOY this season, and the report that the three-time DPOY winner was a frontrunner was met with intense criticism on social media. It also compounded things when LA Lakers star Anthony Davis – who is another potential candidate for the honors – explained his dejection at not winning the award.

As for Gobert, he believed he knew why some of the players in the league had a beef with him. Speaking to ESPN, he said:

“In their eyes, I’m more like the odd guy from France that’s winning a lot of awards, and it can bother people. I impact the games in a very unique way," Gobert said. "It’s maybe not as cool or not as flashy as some other guys, so it’s sometimes harder for them to respect that. I just think I’m just mostly misunderstood. I think I trigger a lot of these guys.”

On the season front, Gobert has been a force on the defensive end for the Timberwolves. He ended his regular season with 14.0 points, 12.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.7 blocks, 2.1 steals and 1.6 turnovers per game. His role as the team's primary defensive weapon becomes even more important as they face a Suns unit that's heavy on offense.

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