Rudy Gobert Experiences Swelling After Bee Sting Incident


While losing a close Game 5 to the Dallas Mavericks must have stung for Rudy Gobert, that was not the only type of "stinging" feeling the Utah Jazz center experienced this week.

According to ESPN's Tim MacMahon, Gobert had his nose stung by a bee while he was at his home. And while you would normally write off an incident like this as being completely random, the plot twist here is that the bee came from a beehive that Gobert owns on his property.

This act of betrayal from one of Gobert's bees has led to some swelling to Gobert's nose and right eye area, as can be seen from a photo that he posted to his Instagram Story.


Despite the facial swelling, Gobert is still good to go to play in Game 6 against the Mavericks, which is great news for a Jazz team that will need him if they want a better chance at forcing a Game 7.

In light of this incident, Gobert had no hard feelings towards his tiny, honey-making friends. On the contrary, he actually took the time to explain all of the benefits that come with beehive ownership.

Even with Gobert's buzz-worthy defense for his beehive possession, it doesn't sound like Charles Barkley will be joining him in owning bees anytime soon.


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