Rudy Gobert, who has been aptly nicknamed "The Stifle Tower" by Jody Genessy, is the incredible wingspaned, French freak of the Utah Jazz. His goal is to be an impenetrable defensive fortress in the paint, blocking every ball in sight. Sadly, the Eiffel Tower isn't very intimidating (Sorry France). So I've made a few adjustments, bestowing this stifling tower another name which strikes fear into the hearts of men, elves, tree ents, and hobbits. Isenguard. Nickname Source: Twitter -- @DJJazzyJody http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582880/Utah-Jazz-The-Stifle-Tower-Rudy-Gobert-making-a-big-first-impression.html
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The Utah Jazz, including Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, and Rudy "The Stifle Tower" Gobert, are considered one of the more imposing defenses in the league. They've now victoriously reclaimed the title of "Swat Lake City" for Salt Lake City.
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