Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/3/14
MINNEAPOLIS Listening to the foreign phrases and lilting accent, it's easy to forget that not a word Ricky Rubio is saying is in English or makes any sense. Half his tweets, a good portion of his interviews and even the occasional sentence in an English conversation are unintelligible to a non-Spanish speaker, but no matter. He just kept talking, and everyone kept up. And the steady stream of Spanish media trickled into the Timberwolves' gym all season, the rookie point guard often seemed tired, pulled in too many directions. But no matter how much the questions and the repetition might have drained him, he always seemed so comfortable, leaning back in his folding chair and mugging for the cameras, as if Spain and his fans were just on the other side of the lens. At times, Rubio looked so at ease that it was easy to erase the image of the bashful rookie occasionally tripping over his words. He was a star in Spain, and now that he's playing in the United States, that attention isn'...
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