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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 12:28 PM

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HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – Ricky Rubio‘s celebrated rookie season is over, according to a report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The Timberwolves’ point guard has a torn ligament in his left knee that will cost him the remainder of this season and possibly the Olympic games this summer in London.

This is devastating news for the Timberwolves, who are chasing a playoff spot for the first time in years behind the play of All-Star power forward Kevin Love and under the tutelage of first-year head coach Rick Adelman.

Rubio went down in the final seconds of Friday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, colliding with Kobe Bryant. The fear Friday night was that it was a potential season-ending injury. Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune confirmed those fears this afternoon:

Just when the franchise finally had reversed four long, losing seasons by surpassing .500 to become a playoff contender for the first time since 2004, Rubio was injured late in Friday’s home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Rehabilitation time for such an injury usually is six to nine months, which means Rubio also likely will miss playing for Spain in the London Summer Olympics that begin in July.

On Thursday, the NBA introduced a commercial on its TNT doubleheader promoting Rubio’s passion, “unbridled joy” and ability to see things before they happen, which is why the commercial’s tag line is, “So he already knows El Futuro Es Big.”

That, btw, means The Future is Big.

On Friday, Rubio fell to the floor clutching his left knee and shin after he went to help defend Lakers star Kobe Bryant. He planted to his left foot in an attempt to block Bryant’s path with the ball and his knee appeared to buckle just before he collided with Bryant.

He was called for a foul on the play, an infraction that sent Bryant to the free-throw line for the eventual game-winning free throws in a 105-102 victory.

The Wolves not only lost the game on the play, they lost their starting point guard and a player who finally, after all these years, has made them internationally relevant again.

Rubio was helped to the bench, where he held his hand over his eyes while the team’s athletic trainer probed Rubio’s knee with his hands.

He tried to walk during an ensuing timeout, but only made it a few steps before the knee gave out on him and he was helped back to the bench. Teammates helped him to the locker room at the game’s conclusion and he later left the arena walking with the help of a friend.

As of Friday night, Rubio and fellow rookie Derrick Williams were the only Timberwolves who had played in all 41 games this season.

The Timberwolves have point guard depth, with Luke Ridnour and J.J. Barea on the roster. But Ridnour has been rumored to be on the trading block, with Thursday’s deadline looming, and Barea hasn’t ever been a full-time starter.

Losing Rubio leaves a gaping hole in the backcourt for the Timberwolves and robs them of their young floor leader and one of the most exciting players in the league.


http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2012/03/10/report-ricky-rubio-done-for-season/

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 12:56 PM

That really sucks

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 01:19 PM

Sucks. I really like him.

Edited by bigvee, March 10, 2012 - 01:19 PM.


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Posted March 10, 2012 - 01:47 PM

Not using the Wolves in nba 2k12 until summer!

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 02:56 PM

Sucks for the T-wolves


Poor Rubio.
He gets the brunt of the bad Karma the NBA is creating with this NONSENSE of forcing Spanish down NBA players throughts.

“So he already knows El Futuro Es Big.”


Let us hope that this does not effect him long term...

And lets hope that Rubio and the NBA takes this as a hint, to leave Spanish language in Spanish countries...

And hope Pau does not get hit from this Bad Karma Train...

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 03:13 PM

Looks like their playoff run is over for this season.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 03:18 PM

Sucks for the T-wolves


Poor Rubio.
He gets the brunt of the bad Karma the NBA is creating with this NONSENSE of forcing Spanish down NBA players throughts.


Let us hope that this does not effect him long term...

And lets hope that Rubio and the NBA takes this as a hint, to leave Spanish language in Spanish countries...

And hope Pau does not get hit from this Bad Karma Train...



What does have Spanish with his injury?
And there is a great number of spanish speaking people in the USA, I know you know that...
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Posted March 10, 2012 - 03:20 PM

Sucks for the T-wolves


Poor Rubio.
He gets the brunt of the bad Karma the NBA is creating with this NONSENSE of forcing Spanish down NBA players throughts.


Let us hope that this does not effect him long term...

And lets hope that Rubio and the NBA takes this as a hint, to leave Spanish language in Spanish countries...

And hope Pau does not get hit from this Bad Karma Train...


Wow


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#9 Hollywood

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 03:40 PM

damn hes not gonna play in the olimpics maybe?
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Posted March 10, 2012 - 03:45 PM

damn sucks for him

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 04:39 PM

Sucks for the T-wolves


Poor Rubio.
He gets the brunt of the bad Karma the NBA is creating with this NONSENSE of forcing Spanish down NBA players throughts.


Let us hope that this does not effect him long term...

And lets hope that Rubio and the NBA takes this as a hint, to leave Spanish language in Spanish countries...

And hope Pau does not get hit from this Bad Karma Train...


Another ignorant post. Nice!

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 04:49 PM

Rubio wasn't the first player to come to the Nba that spoke Spanish as a 1st language

Edited by Hollywood, March 10, 2012 - 04:49 PM.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 04:56 PM

TK always complains about the NBA doing the Noche Latina with the Los Lakers jerseys.

They do it to celebrate a culture, you know like Black History month. Yet TK acts like the NBA is forcing "learn Spanish language ONLY" to viewers.

TK's post = :facepalm:

Edited by Draztik, March 10, 2012 - 05:16 PM.


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Posted March 10, 2012 - 05:25 PM

Why would anyone care about the Noche Latina

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 05:28 PM

Why would anyone care about the Noche Latina


We talkin about TK lol


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Posted March 10, 2012 - 05:30 PM

We talkin about TK lol


Lol word, it's probably some NBA conspiracy to get everyone in America to speak Spanish and eventually make this a Latin American country for some reason.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 05:38 PM

Lol word, it's probably some NBA conspiracy to get everyone in America to speak Spanish and eventually make this a Latin American country for some reason.


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