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Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert OK after being stung by a bee

Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert OK after being stung by a bee

This story is really scathing for the Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobertwho had an anecdote to explain the swelling between his nose and right eye on Thursday morning.

“It was like seven guys, but I’m the only one who walked out of the room,” Joubert said after the Jazz 6 shooting.

The 7-foot-1, 258-pound Gobert was just kidding. His actual attacker? A bee from his hive in his home on the outskirts of Salt Lake City.

Joubert has been a resident of the Beehive State for nine years, but only bought his own hive about a year ago. He is very happy with his purchase, although it has been stung a few times since then.

It’s good for the environment, it’s good for the landscape, the flowers and the fruit,” said Joubert, whose vision was unaffected by the stings. “And I love honey, so I’ve always wanted to have my own. It’s great. Sometimes there are victims.”

Joubert explained that his bees have been “a little upset” since he worked with a beekeeper to change a queen bee in his hive this week, so his sting isn’t too surprising. He also insists that it’s not necessarily a bad thing, noting that he “always felt good for the next few days” after being stung, and that there is already scientific research suggesting that a bee sting – “not a swarm” – can be healthy.

“There are actually some treatments where people are intentionally stung,” Joubert said.

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