Most fans opine that Rudy Gobert’s trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves was the biggest trade of the 2022 preseason. The Timberwolves had to part with a lot to get the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year: they offered Utah Jazz five players and four future first-round draft picks.
Rudy Gobert is a secretive character, leading to false rumors about his sexuality.
Rudy Gobert is not gay and was linked with Hannah Stocking
The rumors claiming Rudy Gobert is gay are false. He is straight and was linked with Klay Thompson’s ex, Hannah Stocking.
After the Utah Jazz gave up a 2-0 series lead to the LA Clippers, losing 4-2, Gobert posted Instagram Stories of him hanging out with social media star Hannah Stocking. The pair spent time together in Utah during his birthday, sparking rumors claiming they were dating.
Hannah previously dated NBA star Klay Thompson. Neither Hannah nor Gobert addressed the rumors about their rumored relationship.
The false reports about Gobert’s sexuality may have stemmed from a comment by his teammate Karl-Anthony Towns. In an interview with ESPN’s Malika Andrews, Towns talked about his reaction to Rudy’s signing:
“I was like what were you talking about and she says, ‘You guys got Rudy.’ I didn’t know what she was talking about. I was completely confused. I was like, ‘Oh we signed Rudy Gay?’ I ain’t know what was going on.”
Towns didn’t refer to Rudy Gobert as gay; he mistook Gobert for another Jazz player named Rudy Gay. The Utah Jazz signed Gay, a forward, in August 2021.