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Actually, it may have been just as accurate to say that Minnesota Timberwolves second-year player Ricky Rubio is the Bobby McFerrin of NBA point guards. But then the title would have lacked that Spanish flavor, a tasty paella of words, if you will.
During a break in the action in the midst of yet another demoralizing loss for the reeling Timberwolves on Thursday, this one to the Los Angeles Lakers, Ricky Rubio attempted to inspire teammate Alexey Shved during a break with some old-fashioned bright-eyed, forward-thinking and hopefully infectious helping of positivity. Because if Ricky Rubio is one thing, he is most certainly a positive fellow. I wonder if Ricky met Zach Galifnakis, too. Zach seems like the kind of guy Ricky could be pals with. But then again, who isn’t?
Rubio strolled up to Shved and reminded his sulking teammate to “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” But he didn’t use those words exactly. Instead, and in that wonderfully amusing accent of his, Rubio implored Shved to “Change ...
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During last night's game against the Lakers, Timberwolves passing maestro Ricky Rubio threw some absolutely ridiculous passes. Most notable among these was Rubio's wonderful wraparound assist to Dante Cunningham in the first quarter, which is shown below. As a bonus, check out another one of Rubio's epic assists from last night. This time, Rubio connects on his patented...
Sometimes the best advice is usually the simplest and during Thursday night's Minnesota Timberwolves/Los Angeles Lakers game, Minnesota guard Rick Rubio had some advice for his teammate, Alexey Shved.Rubio decided to dole out the chief advice of "Change your face and be happy":(Courtesy of The NBA Mistress)
Given that it is a Friday, this video seems to capture the essence of the weekend (and life) just perfectly. During the Timberwolves loss to the Lakers on Thursday night Ricky Rubio unleashed some wonderful life advice to teammate Alexey Shved.
It is fairly impossible not to like Ricky, huh?
“Alexi, change this face. Be Happy. Enjoy.”
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This really doesn’t have nor does it need much context, but Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio has word to live by. Can’t really argue with him. Could have thrown a “don’t worry” in there.
Rookie guard, Alexey Shved, was looking a little down coming out of a timeout during Thursday night’s matchup against the Lakers, and Ricky Rubio did not approve. He immediately gave his teammate some great advice, “Change this face. Be Happy. Enjoy it.”
LOS ANGELES The Timberwolves injury nightmare just went from bad to worse.
Nikola Pekovic left Minnesotas game against the Lakers with 2:41 remaining in the first quarter with an abdominal strain. He will not return.
Pekovic logged eight points on 4-of-6 shooting in nine minutes of play, leading the team in scoring early. With his absence, the Timberwolves will be forced to give...
There had to be a reason that the Minnesota Timberwolves were willing to wait so long for this young man to be done playing ball overseas (pesky contracts).
Rubio made getting past the Black Mamba look like child's play, and as for Dwight Howard--the words 'too' and 'easy' come to mind.
Of course in the broad scheme of things it was only one basket;...
This is just beautiful. Especially the ENJOY! right at the end.
The Minnesota Timberwolves' frontcourt was already shorthanded without Kevin Love and Andrei Kirilenko. The Wolves suffered another blow when an abdominal strain forced Nikola Pekovic from Thursday's game with the Lakers.
Rotoworld reported that Pek wouldn't return. Pekovic played nine minutes and finished with eight points and three rebounds.
Pek has battled...
LOS ANGELES It's time to play a mind game a borderline sick one, if you're a Minnesota sports fan.
Let's say the predictions were right, that the Timberwolves were to finish the 2012-13 season with 45 wins. That would have put them at eight games over .500 on the season, perhaps six or seven games over right now, as February turns to March. It would have put them on...
Didn’t J.J. Watt teach us that it’s not a great idea to pose next to large basketball players, lest you look small? Zach Galifianakis must not have been around for that one.
Galifianikis was hanging out with Nikola Pekovic, who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Galifianakis — who we’re sure is a normal-sized human being — ended up looking like some kind of dwarf...
It's been well documented how much Lakers forward Pau Gasol loves Los Angeles. He's been to Dodgers games and done various philanthropic efforts at local hospitals, but Wednesday night he enjoyed a first.
Gasol visited the new Pauley Pavilion and took in what he says was his first college basketball game, a 79-74 overtime win for UCLA over Arizona State.
“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly;
it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can
gather strength from distress and grow."
— Thomas Paine
The loss in Denver seem to have changed the attitude of the Lakers (28-30) over the course of...