TAG: Ricky Rubio

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Latest News / Aug 21, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Video: Ricky Rubio Thwarts 2-On-1 Break, Finishes Coast-To-Coast Layup

Ricky Rubio

These are the days before the biggest days of Ricky Rubio’s heretofore wayward career. The one-time prodigy has reached a basketball roundabout at 23 years-old, and which route he takes from here could ultimately decide his hoops legacy. Will Rubio lead hometown Spain to gold at the FIBA World Cup? Will he become the new face of the Minnesota Timberwolves? And will he make good on the incredible promise he showed as a teenager by becoming a star in the NBA? It speaks to the divisive nature of Rubio’s game and his potential that multiple answers to each question seem so possible. If they’re to be responded to affirmatively, though, plays like the one he made in Spain’s exhibition against Croatia will have to become much more commonplace. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Aug 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Teams Have More Twitter Fun With #NBAMovies

Joel Embiid, Beetle Juice

A refreshingly large number of NBA teams have upped their Twitter ante recently, adding photoshops, memes, and general engagement to common posts of team updates and franchise promotions. Many killed it earlier this summer with #NBASitcoms, an amusing exercise in combining the names of players and beloved television shows. It’s seemed inevitable in the interim that #NBAMovies was soon to follow, and today teams finally made good on that certainty. Read More »

instagram / Aug 8, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Fresh Prince Meme Perfectly Sums Up Wiggins’ Brief Time With Cavs

Andrew Wiggins Fresh Prince of Bel Air Meme

It’s important to remember Andrew Wiggins is Canadian. So the long, harsh winters he’ll grind through as a member of the Timberwolves following the Kevin Love trade to Cleveland, won’t catch him off guard. Still, a recent Fresh Prince of Bel Air meme perfectly captures his all-to-brief stay with the Cavs this summer. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 28, 2014 / 5:00 pm

adidas Unveils Crazylight Boost (Pics)

adidas Crazylight Boost

LAS VEGAS β€” As part of the adidas Boost innovation unveiling yesterday, which included the newest addition to the Derrick Rose line, the adidas D Rose 5 Boost, Blazers all-star Damian Lillard stopped by to introduce the boost addition to the Crazylight franchise with the adidas Crazylight Boost that will grace the feet of a select few number of NBA players next season β€” the first to use boost on an NBA hardwood. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 1, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Report: Rubio Extension Talks “Won’t Be Easy”

Ricky Rubio

Kevin Love isn’t the only player that has a murky future with the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to a report, contract extension discussions between the team and Ricky Rubio “won’t be easy.” Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Jun 5, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Report: Flip Saunders To Coach Timberwolves

Rick Adelman, Flip Saunders

Current ‘Wolves GM Flip Saunders has decided to also assign himself the role of coach for the Timberwolves after an unsuccessful search to replace Rick Adelman. It will be a return to the sidelines of sorts; Saunders coached the T-Wolves from 1995-2005. Read More »

NBA / Jun 4, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The Next Wave Of The 15 Most Marketable NBA Stars

Damian Lillard

As the NBA continues to grow globally; companies in the international markets have reached out to some of the game’s youngest, brightest and biggest stars to promote their products across the world. Even if it means paying a hefty price to lock down a potential superstar, NBA personalities have become some of the biggest brands in the world. In the age of social media, the culture has changed and fans are following their favorite players more closely than ever. Read More »

Latest News / May 18, 2014 / 1:19 pm

Report: Kevin Love Won’t Sign Extension & Will Opt Out Next Summer

Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love

According to reports from ESPN and Yahoo, Kevin Love‘s future in Minnesota is hanging by a thread as he’s informed ‘Wolves brass he doesn’t play to opt-in for the last year of his deal, and plans to test the free agency market next summer. While not demanding a trade, it makes more sense for Minnesota to deal him β€” especially after some recent Ricky Rubio comments about Love’s role as Minnesota’s leader. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:54 pm

Ricky Rubio Behind-The-Back Dime For The Dieng Dunk

Trey Burke, Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio might be shooting 38 percent on the season, which is actually higher than his first two seasons. His shooting distress might make him a liability at the point guard position, and he might gamble a little too much for steals besides being an otherwise decent defender. But the man can still dazzle passing the ball, which he showed again with a fancy behind-the-back dish to a trailing Gorgui Dieng on Wednesday. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 21, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Video: Omer Asik Snuffs Mbah A Moute’s Dunk At Rim

Omer Asik, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

With a Timberwolves team hungry for a playoff berth, but still far enough away to make a No. 8 seed improbable, the Rockets had a tall task on hand, especially when considering Dwight Howard was out after having a fluid-filled cyst removed from his left ankle. That meant long-disgruntled backup Omer Asik would start in his place, and the Turkish 7-footer didn’t disapppoint during one epic stuff of Minney’s Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. Read More »