Rudy Gobert’s wide, wide wingspan

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert is a tall man. His new team says he’s 7-foot-1, although he’s been listed elsewhere as being 7-foot-2 in shoes.

Even more impressive than his height is his wingspan.

Gobert’s arms are so long, he reached across the Atlantic Ocean on Friday and gave a friend a high-five in France from Orlando.

His wingspan is a freakish 7-foot-9, which NBA opponents will come to despise beginning this fall.

BO_H3RrCcAApLlYThat said, here’s what that massively wide wingspan looks like in a hallway at the Amway Center (where he was asked by a non-Deseret News reporter to get a photo taken after Friday’s game). Gobert is the man in back:

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Jody Genessy

Jody Genessy is the Utah Jazz beat writer for the Deseret News. To answer some of your questions: 1) Yes, he travels everywhere the Jazz do. 2) No, he doesn't fly on the team charter. 3) No, he can't sneak you into the game, let you take notes for him or get you tickets (sorry, Mom). 4) Yes, he realizes that other people out there have to work for a living so he's a lucky dude. 5) Yes, he usually answers questions in the third person.

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