“Needs to Be Fired”: After 7’1 Rudy Gobert’s ‘Sucker Punch’, Ex-NBA Stars and Thousands More Left Fuming in Rage as Disturbing “Kiss His A**” Audio Gets Leaked

Published 04/10/2023, 5:51 AM EDT

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The NBA script took a wild turn on the last day of the regular season. The scuffle between Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert and Kyle Anderson has grabbed all the headlines as postseason matchups got sealed. While the video of the altercation is all over the internet, a clip of Anderson’s scathing take on the situation got leaked. The viral video of Anderson’s claim in the locker room has triggered former NBA veterans who showed their frustration with the invasion of privacy.

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Set to face the Los Angeles Lakers in the Play-In tournament, the Timberwolves’ chances of making it to the playoffs might have taken a blow. Although they won the crucial game against the New Orleans Pelicans, their future prospects aren’t looking great. The Gobert-Anderson episode might end up costing the Minnesota Timberwolves a postseason appearance. 

Kyle Anderson makes a harsh claim about Rudy Gobert


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The altercations did not end after Kyle Anderson conceded a blow to his chest. After Gobert’s sucker punch, Anderson took out his frustration on the 7’1 center in the locker room. A leaked video of Anderson throwing shade at Gobert and warning the Timberwolves has led former NBA veterans to vent their frustration on privacy invasion.

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As per the leaked footage, Anderson said, “Y’all kiss his a** way too much, telling me to focus. The f**k is wrong with y’all. Y’all got a decision to make this summer” hinting at a possible departure from Minnesota. It wasn’t the first time Gobert got entangled in a huge controversy. The French International was heavily blamed for his antics leading to the shutdown of the league following the Covid-19 pandemic.


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To make matters worse, Wolves forward Jaden McDaniels reportedly fractured his right hand after he punched a wall during halftime in an attempt to vent his frustration. Seems like the final day of the regular season did not go well for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Moreover, in addition to the above drama, the Wolves have a game against the Los Angeles Lakers in two days. 

Former NBA veterans call out the employee for leaking footage

Though the leaked footage was a treat for a few NBA buffs, former NBA veterans did not hold back on the employee who leaked the footage. Former NBA forward, Aaron Williams mentioned in the comments, “That employee needs to be fired” showing his disapproval of the invasion of privacy. Ex-NBA star Chandler Parsons also mentioned, “Find the employee and fire them”. Former Raptor Greivis Vasquez commented, “Employee was wrong, He has to get fired”. Thousand other basketball fans joined the former NBA players as they threw shade at the employee for leaking the footage. Here are some of the fans’ reactions: 

“Whoever recorded this might as well apply to McDonald’s rn”

“That employee better get ready to learn Chinese”

“Leaking sh*t is crazy but talk your sh*t brodie”


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“How does this leak…WACK!”

“L employee”

“Hope employee got paid b/c it’ll be his last job!”


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Rohan Dharmalingam


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Rohan Dharmalingam is an NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the NBA for a decade now and specializes in covering trade rumors and reports on the ever-changing trade market. The wizardry of Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry made him fall in love with the game like millions worldwide.
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Pragya Vashisth




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