It was recently announced that Rudy Gay was nominated for the 2018-19 Twyman-Stokes Award: a player-voted award goes to the NBA’s best teammate, and one little clip from the Spurs blowout of the Wizards shows why:
Rudy plays D. Rudy helps force 3-second violation. Rudy congratulated by team. Rudy smiles! Rudy subbed out. Rudy checks with Pop. Rudy validated by Pop. #GoodFeelings pic.twitter.com/oKPKMu6lru— J.R. Wilco (@jollyrogerwilco) April 7, 2019
Obviously the Spurs were in a good mood by that point in the game, but how many players get shown so much love for forcing an inconsequential three-second violation? His smile of appreciation says it all...
...as does the one he gets from Pop.
That being said, no word yet on whether Rudy was the victim of any April Fool’s jokes from his peers.
Rudy might need to pay extra close attention on #AprilFoolsDay2019 pic.twitter.com/gT1Wf4KxTj— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 1, 2019