Found February 19, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Not even star players from foreign countries are immune to a little rookie hazing. Timberwolves forward Kevin Love tweeted Sunday that teammate Ricky Rubio would be wearing the Justin Bieber backpack seen above for the rest of the season. It’s a funny idea on the surface, but how about a little originality, guys. We’ve seen that exact same backpack used before for rookie hazing.
While this may be embarrassing, Rubio got off easily — at least he didn’t have to dress up as Lady Gaga.
Picture Credit: Kevin Love
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Minnesota Timberwolves rookie point guard Ricky Rubio is apparently a Justin Bieber fan.
Or, maybe teammates Brad Miller and Kevin Love just played a joke on him.
Love tweeted this photo of a Justin Bieber backpack on Rubio’s jersey right before the Timberwolves game Sunday against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Scary thing is, Ricky Rubio is only going to get better.
The T-Wolves beat the Rockets Friday night 111-98, with Rubio scoring 18 points and dropping 9 assists, the prettiest of which was the above behind-the-back blind pass to Kevin Love. Even though they’re a game below .500 and last in the Northwest, Minnesota is playing some exciting basketball. So long as Rubio and Love...
Jrue Holiday and Ricky Rubio battled all game long on Sunday night. While Holiday scored big Sixer buckets down the stretch, Rubio dropped 14 of his game-high 22 in the first quarter, single-handedly keeping a floundering T-Wolves team afloat. Rubio ended up passing off most of the late-game scoring duties to Kevin Love, and although he still managed to out-score Holiday by two...
Getting lost in the Linsanity is the play of Minnesota Timberwolves’ point guard Ricky Rubio. Rubio has been helping to fill up the seats at the Target Center with fans coming out to watch him pass the ball. Rubio has great court vision and makes amazing passes on a nightly basis. Lobs, behind-the-back, off-the-bounce, etc....Read the Rest...
Ricky Rubio with the behind the back pass to Kevin Love against the Rockets. Imagine if Rubio was a Knick? Every time you check your email, think -- gotta check Bob's Blitz. Follow us on Twitter.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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I don’t know if Ricky Rubio ever ran with the bulls inPamplona, Spain but he sure has the Minnesota Timberwolves running this year. Rubio’saggressiveness in the open court and ability to see the floor has made the gamea lot easier for his teammates this year.The Timberwolves are actually averaging three lesspossessions per game than they did last season but they are winning more...
Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is a rising star in this league even though this is his first year in the NBA after coming over from Spain. Why is he a rising star? Well mainly because of his flashy style and his ridiculous passing ability.
In a game against the Houston Rockets Rubio put that passing ability on display. Rubio passed the ball to Kevin Love...
During the final minutes of Friday night's NBA game in Houston, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio makes an incredible behind-the-back pass to teammate Kevin Love under the basket, setting up Love perfectly for an easy layup.
Love started out near the three-point line when he took a dribble and passed it to Rubio. Rubio had his back to the basket, but passed...
You know how we’ve seen so much crazy stuff from Blake Griffin on the basketball court that he has to do something outrageous to really get people’s attention? We’re already approaching that point with Ricky Rubio‘s passing ability. Rubio makes multiple passes every night that few people in the world can duplicate, but it’s quickly [...]
Ricky Rubio has been a magician with the ball this season and this behind the back bounce pass to Kevin Love is another highlight to put in his reel.
Rubio still needs to work on other parts of his game, but his passing skills are some of the best in the NBA.
If you are planning to use Twitter on Friday night around 9 p.m. ET or so... expect a lot of fail whales. That ubiquitous whale will be the symbol of you discontent Friday as you try desperately to tweet some crazed reaction to the highlight plays (thanks lack of defense!) that are sure to go down. Those #Linsane dunks you will be seeing could be doubly insane.
Yes, Jeremy Lin was...
Eric Bledsoe doing sweet ****
Ricky Rubio doing sweeter ****
Tom Gugliotta getting kicked out of a game as a fan, which is my all time dream.
Half court shots.
Awesome signs asking for sex on live television
And, whoops, forgot about that. Its cool though, ESPN totally said they were sorry.