Rudy Gobert is a French basketball player who plays for the Utah Jazz in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in 1992 in Saint-Quentin, France, Gobert became known for his dominant defensive presence and his ability to block opponents' shots. Gobert stands 7-foot-1 and his long right arm gives him an added advantage on defense. He was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year three consecutive times from 2018 to 2020, becoming the tenth player in history to reach this milestone. His ability to protect the basket has often influenced his opponents' play, forcing them to find alternatives.
In addition to his defensive talent, Gobert has also improved in his offensive ability over the years. He is an effective rebounder and has developed as one of the key players in the Utah Jazz's offensive schemes. Off the court, Gobert has attracted media and public attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, he tested positive for the virus, becoming the first known case in the NBA. This led to the suspension of the NBA season and highlighted the importance of safety measures to prevent the spread of the virus.