Gobert: NBA's anonymous tip hotline 'sort of petty'

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Rudy Gobert isn't on board with the NBA's anonymous hotline to report potential safety violations inside the bubble.

"I don't know if someone's gonna use it, but I think it's sort of petty," he said Wednesday, according to ESPN's Eric Woodyard. "At the same time, you want to make sure that people respect the rules.

"But I don't think the line will really help at that point. I think it's more about respecting each other and all do it as a small community."

Gobert isn't the only NBA player to question the anonymous service. Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who confirmed earlier in July he would not travel to the Disney World campus after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, referred to it as a "snitch hotline" and advised players taking part in the restart not to call in.

However, some players have already received warnings for violations after multiple tips were sent in, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Gobert, whose positive coronavirus test ultimately led to the NBA suspending its ongoing season, hopes players know enough about COVID-19 now to negate the need for a hotline.

"Everyone is pretty much educated about the virus at this point, and it's more about respect," he said. "At the same time, you want to make sure you socialize and do all those things, but still respecting each other's space and try to wear the mask inside, especially when it's crowded."

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