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Rudy Gobert is a professional French basketball player who currently plays for Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays at the center position. During 2016-2017 seasons he was the NBA blocks leader. Moreover, he was an All-NBA Team member in the following season.
Rudy Gobert was born on June 26, 1992, in Saint-Quentin, France. He was born to Corinne Gobert and Rudy Bourgarel. His father is a former professional basketball player who played for French national team in the 1980s. Gobert belongs to French nationality and falls under white ethnic group.
He started playing basketball since 2003 at JSC St-Quentin club. Gobert completed his graduation from Marist College in New York.
Rudy Gobert started his professional career from 2009. In 2010, he participated in FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and finished as the team's best scorer and rebounder. He mostly played for Cholet Basket junior team from 2009-2011. From 2010-2011, he played only a single senior tournament.
Coming to 2013, he created a record in both 2013 NBA draft and set NBA Draft Combine for wingspan and standing reach. Because of his excellent performance, he earned him the nickname "The Stifle Tower." Later Walter Tavares broke his wingspan record. On June 27, 2013, Denver Nuggets selected him with the 27th overall pick. But later he was traded to Utah Jazz. However, on July 6, he officially signed for Jazz 2013 NBA Summer League. He continuously played for Jazz from 2013-2014.
Gobert rejoined Jazz in July 2014 for 2014 NBA Summer League. Well, on October 24, 2014, Gobert extended his contract up to 2015-16 seasons. During the following year's season, he was able to make records in the match against Memphis Grizzlies and Truck Robinson. However, he completed the following year as third in the NBA Most Improved Player Award voting. On October 17, 2015, Jazz extended their contract with Gobert up to 2016–17 season. In the following year's season, he participated in Houston Rockets and Brooklyn Nets.
However, on October 31, 2016, he signed a four-year contract with the club for $102 million. And after the contract, he became the first best paid French athlete. With his excellent performance, his team also got the victory over Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, and many other teams.
However, he faced suffered a hyperextension and bone bruise to his left knee during the match with Los Angeles Clipper. So after the injury, he missed Games 2 and 3. After that, Jazz lost other tournaments. In the end of the season, Gobert was named the All-NBA Second Team as well as he earned NBA All-Defensive First Team honors
Rudy Gobert is not married yet and having children is out of concern. Moreover, he is not dating any one. He is still single. Besides this, there are no any records of his past relationships too. Furthermore, he remains away from the unnecessary gossips and rumors of his love affairs.
Although he is not married yet and does not have any girlfriend's, his sexuality is straight. Being a youngster player, he is much more focused towards his career. At the moment his career is everything for him.
Being such a talented and famous player, Gobert deserves to have a good net worth and salary. According to the recent data, his current net worth is $5.4 Million and salary 2.121 million. On October 31, 2016, he signed a new four-year extension contract with Jazz for $102 million.