Originally written December 21, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS No one waited for Ricky Rubio.They scattered fast, the Minnesota Timberwolves, after Thursday's 99-93 upset of the Thunder, but Rubio remained in his signature long ice bath, doing whatever he does that last year made the media queue at his locker, clawing their way to the front of the scrum, deadlines seemingly irrelevant.A week ago, following his debut, Rubio talked first before he disappeared into the locker room. It was rare, but Saturday was a show. The Ricky Show. Since then, though, it's been one very blah game in Orlando, a night on the bench in Miami, and then, on Thursday, a night in which Rubio was very much irrelevant.So it's back to routine, except this time, there was no need to talk to him, not after he finished with three rebounds, three assists, a steal and two turnovers, with exactly zero points. No need to pick apart the game with Rubio, to hear his breathy replies, to even ask the point guard how he feels.It's fickle, on one hand, but...
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