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The Pokemon Go craze has reached the NBA

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert is the latest to be afflicted by the new game.

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert watches from the bench of an NBA game. Getty Images

Pokemon Go is the newest release from Nintendo and it is sweeping the nation, both bringing people together and also getting people robbed.

Another incident almost occurred Monday night in Las Vegas. French center Rudy Gobert of the NBA’s Utah Jazz was in attendance at the annual Las Vegas Summer League to watch some of the league’s most promising young players begin their NBA careers, exhibition style.

Unfortunately for Gobert, and for many NBA fans who tune in to see Summer League action, the games can often be quite ugly. Teams are mostly made up of just-drafted teenagers, early-twenties disappointments and the occasional 30-plus journeyman who can’t take a hint. Evidently, the Frenchman’s mind wandered during the game:


Players on the court are lucky Gobert refrained from chasing after the Pokemon, although fans likely would have appreciated the entertaining interruption.


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