Rudy Gobert Gets Final Laugh After Russell Westbrook Trolls Him with Air Ball Reaction Video

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The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday evening at Target Center, in a contest they led wire to wire. LAC came in feeling pretty good about themselves, widely considered one of the hottest teams in the NBA, but the Wolves punched them in the face early and the Clips never really recovered.

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Behind a 33 point, 9 rebound, 6 assist performance from Anthony Edwards, the Timberwolves were too much for a fully stocked LA roster that had Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Russell Westbrook on the floor. When the final buzzer went off, the score was closer than the game felt.

Russell Westbrook trolls Rudy Gobert from Clippers bench

Speaking of Russell Westbrook, he and the rest of the Clippers bench had some fun with Rudy Gobert’s free throw struggles in the 2nd quarter, when he tossed up an airball that had the entire team clowning the Timberwolves center.

There’s no doubt Gobert’s struggles from the line made this game more of a chore for the Timberwolves to win than what it should have been. When Rudy was reinserted into the game with less than one minute left to play in the 4th quarter, he was a wretched 3 for 10 on the night.

He had to be pulled from the contest minutes earlier, after LA instituted the well-known hack-a-Rudy late-game strategy and Gobert couldn’t make them pay. And immediately after the 7-1 French center got back into the game, the Clippers put him back on the line.

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Westbrook has his own free throw problems to worry about

This time, however, with the game on the line, Rudy hit four-straight free throws and iced the game. Normally, I’d insert a video of the game-winning play below this paragraph, but nobody cares about a made free throw. So instead, let’s watch some clips of Russell Westbrook airballing free throws, since it’s clearly something he enjoys so much.

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