Is not beekeeper who wants! No, it was not a nod to Muhammad Ali, Rudy Gobert having simply been the victim of a bee sting before the meeting of the night between the Jazz and the Mavericks.
The pivot first assured that his sight was not altered by this twist of fate. We then had the opportunity to learn more about the passion of the French pivot for beekeeping, he who owns a beehive. What could be more normal when you live in the “Beehive state”, the state of the hive?
“It must have been a year. I’ve always wanted to have a hive at home. It went pretty well. I must have been bitten maybe three times since I got it. But here, it’s just in a complicated place “he explained, pointing his finger under his left eye. “It can be beneficial to be stung by a bee, even if it doesn’t really show there. But it can have health benefits. There are treatments where people get bitten on purpose. But this is not my case”.
Rudy Gobert said his bees were disturbed because the queen had recently been changed. He then listed the reasons why he wanted to have his own hive and his own honey.
“There is that, but because it’s also good for the environment, the landscape, the flowers and fruits around. And I love honey, so that’s great. It went well, even if sometimes it can do damage. But in general I feel good the following days. It was two days ago. And it didn’t really hurt me. But the next day it was a bit swollen, and this morning too”.
It’s hard to know how much this mishap will have bothered Rudy Gobert on this Game 6, which he finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Now eliminated from the title race, the Frenchman will have plenty of time to take care of his thousands of bees during the off-season. It remains to be seen if it will still be in Utah, while the workforce could move…
🐝 Rudy Gobert has a hive at home and he got stung in the face, near the nose, by one of his bees.
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