Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier, Rudy Gobert have odd ‘fight’ on Twitter

France's centre Rudy Gobert (L) tries to pas the ball past France's guard Evan Fournier during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships semifinal match.
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Late on Tuesday evening, Utah’s Rudy Gobert posted what an analytical basketball tweet. But when Orlando’s Nik Vucevic and Evan Fournier got involved, did it turn into apparent beef with Miami’s Hassan Whiteside?

It’s hard to say. Gobert’s original tweet read that it’s possible to have "good stats but hurt your team" because "numbers do lie sometimes" — which seemed innocent enough. But Vucevic wasn’t having any of it; he said Gobert should tell people who he was talking about "like a real man" would.

Gobert, who didn’t seem to take Vucevic’s request too seriously, responded about fifteen minutes later with a joke about Vucevic’s teammate Evan Fournier’s hairdo.

While playing international basketball for France, Gobert and Fournier became friends.

Fournier, who has roasted Gobert on Twitter as recently as earlier this season, wasn’t offended by Gobert’s jab. Instead, he asked Gobert if he was discussing "Blancoté" — which could be a French translation of Miami’s Hassan Whiteside.

As @dru_star notes, "Blanc" translates to "White" and "coté" means "side" in French. Whiteside had 23 points (8-of-9) with 18 rebounds during Miami’s 91-79 loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday.

Vucevic later shared a photo explaining that the whole "beef" was a joke.

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