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James Harden Ruins Ricky Rubio’s Ankles (VIDEO)

With time running out in the third quarter of Monday night’s Timberwolves-Rockets tilt, poor Ricky Rubio found himself isolated on an island with James Harden … and, well, yikes. Harden The post James Harden Ruins Ricky Rubio’s Ankles (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Ricky Rubio on Trade For Kevin Garnett: ‘I’m Going To Take a Picture With Him’

When told the news of Kevin Garnett’s return to Minnesota, Ricky Rubio immediately expressed eagerness to play alongside the all-time great. But before he gets to picking KG’s brain about Xs The post Ricky Rubio on Trade For Kevin Garnett: ‘I’m Going To Take a Picture With Him’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Ranking James Harden's Nasty Crossover on Ricky Rubio Among Season's Top 10

James Harden mopped the floor with Ricky Rubio in the Houston Rockets' 113-102 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. Literally. That got us thinking: Which other NBA players have been used as crossover props this season? What Harden did to Rubio was dirty. Show More Summary

The Rockets broke the Timberwolves' ankles on Twitter

#SASS. The Rockets defeated the Timberwolves on Monday night, but while the on-court action was still underway, the action on Twitter was just beginning to heat up: After 3, Rockets lead Timberwolves 84-75. Ricky Rubio may be dead. Harden:...Show More Summary

Andrew Wiggins Shows James Harden What Real Defense Looks Like

6 days agoSports : Deadspin

James Harden must have been feeling pretty cocky after turning Ricky Rubio's ankles into cornmeal, because he tried to pull the same shit on Andrew Wiggins just a few minutes later. Unfortunately for Harden, Wiggins looked at all those fancy crossovers and said, "Hi, um, I'm not Ricky Rubio." Read more...

James Harden Turns Ricky Rubio's Ankles into Jelly

6 days agoSports : Vice: Sports

James Harden put Ricky Rubio in the spin cycle and spit him out before nailing a three-pointer.

James Harden Crosses Ricky Rubio To The Floor, Drains Step-Back Trey To Close Third Quarter

6 days agoSports : With Leather

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James Harden Sends Minnesota's Ricky Rubio to the Floor with Step-Back, Hits 3

The Houston Rockets' James Harden is the NBA's leading scorer for a reason—because he's one of the toughest defensive assignments in the league, as the Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio learned the hard way Monday night. In the third...Show More Summary

?RIP Ricky Rubio

6 days agoSports : Deadspin

Last seen alive in the Toyota Center, Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio was killed Monday night by a suspected James Harden crossover. Rubio was 24. Read more...

James Harden turned Ricky Rubio's legs to Silly Putty, then drilled a 3

This killer stepback made Ricky Rubio crumble into a heap. The phrase "breaking ankles" is used too often when it comes to somebody getting crossed up. It's pretty clear Ricky Rubio's ankles don't break here. It's more like the entire...Show More Summary

Ricky Rubio Wishes ‘Future MVP’ Andrew Wiggins A Happy 20th Birthday

last weekSports : With Leather

Happybdaytomysmileylilbro@22wiggins Onlyturning20?#FutureMVP —RickyRubio(@rickyrubio9)February23,2015 AndrewWiggins isarunawayfavoritetobenamednamedRookieoftheYearuponseason’send.IfRickyRubio’s messagetothe20year-oldbirthdayboy isanyindication,theMinnesotaTimberwolves’pointguard iscountingonWigginstowinfarmorehardwarethanthatthroughouthiscareer.

Ricky Rubio On New Teammate Kevin Garnett: ‘I’m Going To Take A Picture With Him’

last weekSports : With Leather

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Ricky Rubio still regaining full health

Here’s the Minneapolis Star Tribune reporting on the Timberwolves, who are happy to have flashy point guard Ricky Rubio back, even if his ability to contribute is still limited as he regains full health: Not surprisingly, Ricky Rubio was held out of Sunday’s game against the Pistons. Wolves coach Flip Saunders said that Rubio, who has played in [...]

Ricky Rubio spent 3 months with a 'guru' re-learning how to shoot after he sprained his ankle

In the wake of the Kevin Love trade, the Minnesota Timberwolves made point guard Ricky Rubio the centerpiece of their franchise by giving him a four-year, $56 million contract extension. Rubio's first three seasons in the NBA were slightly underwhelming. Show More Summary

Thank goodness Ricky Rubio is spreading joy again

Minnesota's point guard is back, and that's good for anyone who enjoys the game. DALLAS -- In the fourth quarter of a game in Dallas on Monday, Ricky Rubio threw a pass that left the Mavericks announcers at a loss for words. "I saw what he was attempting to do, I just didn't think he'd be able to get it through," analyst Derek Harper said. Show More Summary

Hey, Ricky Rubio Is Back And Making Fun Passes Again

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

Did you forget about Ricky Rubio? You probably forget about Ricky Rubio, because he's been out of action since Nov. 7, and nobody cares too much about what's going on with the Minnesota Timberwolves. But Rubio's back, and he is still his dazzling self. Read more...

Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio Hits Anthony Bennett with No-Look Pass vs. Heat

It's been another rough season for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but that doesn't mean they can't make some highlight plays. Ricky Rubio was directing a second-quarter fast break for the host T-Wolves on Wednesday against the Miami Heat. Show More Summary

Watch Ricky Rubio's slick, smiley no-look pass for an Anthony Bennett dunk

I missed you so much, Ricky: Ricky Rubio was quick to show off that passing in his return from a multi-month-long injury absence, and he's back at it Wednesday against the Heat. And that dunk, too! The Wolves are just so much more fun and dynamic when he's out there slinging assists. Don't sleep on that post-pass smirk, either:

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