Giving cash to hundreds of people is not only a big deal, but also a commendable gesture, as the 7’1″ big man’s bill was more than $22,500, according to TMZ. Ushers, security personnel, concession staff, and changeover crew were among the recipients, according to Gobert’s team.
Gobert’s gesture of goodwill to arena personnel is nothing new. During his time with the Utah Jazz, he donated $500,000 to a relief fund established for Vivint Smart Home Arena employees. This was in the aftermath of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
The donation was distributed to pandemic-affected families. Residents from Utah, Oklahoma City, and his home country of France were among those who benefited. The 30-year-old All-Star center was traded from the Utah Jazz to the Minnesota Timberwolves this season. And, despite missing Monday’s game due to an ankle injury, he has had an impressive season, averaging double-double figures.
Gobert is also unquestionably one of the league’s best defenders. He has been named Defensive Player of the Year three times. Gobert, a three-time NBA All-Star whose father is from Guadeloupe, has also made the All-Defensive First Team six times.
During the 2016-17 season, Gobert had the most blocks. In the 2021-22 season, he was also the league’s leading rebounder.
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