This story really hurts. Utah JazzCenter Rudy GobertThe swelling between his right eye and nose on Thursday morning was explained by a very funny story.
Gobert admitted that it was “like seven guys” after the Jazz's Game 6 shootaround. But, he said, “but I am the only one who got out of the room.”
Gobert, who is 7 feet-1 and 258 lbs, had no intention of laughing. His real assailant was? He is the owner of a hive at his Salt Lake City home.
Gobert, who has been a Beehive State resident since 1999, only purchased his hive a little over a year ago. He was pleased with his purchase, despite being stung once or twice since then.
Gobert stated that honey is good for the earth, for the landscape, for the flowers and for the fruits. His vision was not affected by the sting. “And honey is my favorite thing, so I've always wanted to own it. It's great. Sometimes there are casualties.
Gobert said that his bees were “a bit upset” because he had worked with a beekeeper this week to change the queen bee in their hive. So, his sting shouldn't be too surprising. It isn't necessarily a bad thing. Gobert insists that he has always felt great for the following days after being stung. There is scientific evidence that a bee-sting – not a swarm – can actually be good for you.
Gobert explained that there are actually treatments for people who get stung deliberately. Sometimes bees can do that.