Jazz's Gobert sounds off on decisive foul call
With time winding down in regulation, Dwyane Wade drove to the basket and got the benefit of the doubt as Gobert was whistled for the foul.
The 36-year-old veteran sunk both free throws as the Heat escaped with the victory after Donovan Mitchell misfired on a wide open 3-pointer on the ensuing possession.
"I just want it to be consistent at one point. Every night is the same s---. Every night has been the same s---," Gobert said, according to Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune.
"If you call something one way, you've got to call it the other way. Once they start doing that, I'm going to have a little more respect. I'm just tired of it. Every game is the same."
Gobert acknowledged that referees are prone to mistakes just as he and his teammates are, but the Jazz center was still bothered that the game was decided on a referee's call and felt that both reputation and being on a "small market" team factored in.
"Donovan got pushed harder right before and he's not Dwyane Wade, it's fine, but just respect us as competitors, as players," Gobert said. "I sacrifice everything to do this job. I'd like to be respected as a basketball player."