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It’s well documented that Ricky Rubio just wants people to be happy. Documented here, to be exact. But Rubio’s not just all talk. He’s not just telling us to be happy. He’s backing up his words with action – action like this, from late in his T-Wolves’ 107-83 destruction of the Spurs last night. [That NBA Lottery Pick; video by CJ Fogler]
Ricky Rubio has a tough job. He was a child prodigy, and is supposed to be the savior for the Minnesota Timberwolves, along with Kevin Love. Kevin Love is hurt, and many other T-Wolves have been hurt many times, too. Rubio himself had a torn ACL not long ago, and he’s not playing his best basketball. He is the leader of a disappointing team; you’d understand if he was down in the dumps. Alexey Shved is. But Ricky is not having any of that. Adorable video, after the jump.
It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, it’s NBA All Star weekend, it’s Michael Jordan’s birthday weekend. All Star festivities kicked off last night with the Rising Stars Challenge (sorry, Celebrity All Star Game) and the league’s next generation gave us a taste of the action yet to come.
That is Ricky Rubio on a blanket right there, smiling and happy and full of holiday cheer. Dean Pierce, a Timberwolves fan, commissioned the below blanket for his grandmother and kindly shared this piece of art with Rubio on Twitter. Rubio, even more kindly, retweeted the photo.
Another night of heavy NBA action last night, but with the Lakers taking the night off, the Heat beating the mother-loving tar out of the Wizards, and business as usual holds steady elsewhere, two stories emerged: Gotham City managed to beat back a Batman-looking baller and the Timberwolves welcomed back their manic pixie dream guard.
Ricky Rubio is a devoted basketball fan. How devoted? Well, when other requirements forced him to be away from the television for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, he still found a way to sneak some viewing in.