Found February 01, 2013 on
Sweet redemption. The last time the Lakers made an appearance at Target Center, Ricky Rubio blew out a knee. Of note during that game: Kevin Love was out. Of note during that game: The Lakers were at full health and the Wolves were one non-knee blow out away from sneaking away with the win. It came down to the final minute. Let that be the mindset for how this team SHOULD be playing with Kevin Love still out with injury.
11 months later, the Lakers are back, in the midst of a franchise collapse only rivaled by the Wolves this season.
We have reached a point in the season....the halfway point in fact....where it just seems to me that the Wolves should start winning some games if this team is worth it's weight in salary. The Wolves started 5-2 without Love. Good teams have guys who step up. Rubio is starting to somewhat regain his form, the options available throughout the rest of the roster remain immeasurably better than last season. And here we are with, in all reality...
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The Timberwolves crushed the Hornets last night 115-86. Ricky Rubio stole the show once again with his passing. This time it was a pass to himself though. A fake behind the back pass to himself to be exact. Pretty awesome skills this guy has. Check out the video below. Check out our Home Page for more stories and follow us on Twitter and Facebook
Minnesota's Ricky Rubio's 360 fake behind-the-back pass confused the cameraman.
MIN 115, NOH 86
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MINNEAPOLIS The Ricky Rubio caricature is a flawed one.
You know what I'm talking about, the smiling cherub perched on the bench, the sighing prince who waxes poetic about his teammates, and basketball, and anything else in his sunny domain. That Ricky Rubio, the one who sometimes feels like he's not quite of this world, too happy, too earnest, incapable of lying or misleading...
Typically the second night of a back-to-back of basketball in the NBA usually dictates a sloppy game, but after losing to the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night, the Minnesota Timberwolves are bringing the noise against the New Orleans Hornets during their Saturday game. Included in the game is this terrific move by Ricky Rubio who [...]The post Ricky Rubio’s Fake Behind-The-Back...
Pau Gasol is more than on the record stating that he does not like his current role as a bench player for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Now his buddy Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves is coming to his defense.
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Tweet Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio has played in only 58 games in his young NBA career due to tearing his ACL last season. That still hasn’t stopped him from garnering a reputation as one of the best and most creative passers in the league. And one of the reasons he’s developed that reputation is [...]
As the Lakers prepare for their visit to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night, Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio spoke out on behalf of fellow Spaniard Pau Gasol.
"Gasol proved to the league he is one of the best," Rubio told reporters in Minneapolis. "He can pass. He can shoot. He can rebound. He can do a lot of things. I think if you use him in the right way...
Ricky Rubio is standing up for his fellow Spaniard Pau Gasol, saying he doesn't think it's fair that the Los Angeles Lakers are bringing Gasol off the bench this season.
Rubio spoke after practice on Thursday, one day before his Minnesota Timberwolves were scheduled to host the Lakers. Rubio says he speaks to Gasol and the other Spanish players in the NBA regularly throughout...
The Minnesota Timberwolves throttled the New Orleans Hornets Saturday and their dominance began during the first quarter with some help from Ricky Rubio. Check out his sweet handles when he goes behind-the-back to avoid a defender and dishes to Derrick Williams for an easy bucket.The post Ricky Rubio Goes Behind-The-Back To Find Derrick Williams (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Image Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn | US PRESSWIREPau Gasol and Ricky Rubio are teammates on the Spanish National Basketball team. Leading up to the Lakers match-up with the Timberwolves tonight, Ricky Rubio was asked about Pau Gasol’s move to the bench, and issues between the Lakers big man and his coach and team. Rubio had some strong words for the Lakers:“It’s been the last two...
MINNEAPOLIS As Rick Adelman listed off the threats the Lakers will bring to the Target Center on Friday, he omitted one notable name.
Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Ron well, he still calls him Ron, but he knows it's Metta World Peace now. Not a mention of Pau Gasol, the out-of-favor and now relegated to the bench big man who used to be one of the Lakers' most...
MINNEAPOLIS This one might come as something of a shock: Since 2006-07, the New Orleans Hornets have the third-best record of any opposing team at the Target Center, 8-2. That's worse than just the Lakers (11-1) and Mavericks (10-2), and it's especially interesting considering that the Hornets have had just three winning seasons over that time.
The last time New Orleans...