35 Facts About Ricky Rubio

1. Ricky Rubio goes baseline and finds Rudy Gobert who throws down the huge two-handed dunk.

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2. Ricky Rubio lost his mom, Tona to lung cancer in May 2016, after battling the ailment for four years.

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3. Ricky Rubio is the middle child of Tona Vives and Esteve Rubio (father), who are of Spanish ethnicity.

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4. Ricky Rubio started off by tweeting that "Joe Ingles had two coffees this am league source tell Ricky.

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5. Ricky Rubio played in the 2008 Olympics Basketball Tournament's gold medal game against the USA's "Redeem Team", and thus at 17 became the youngest basketball player to ever play in an Olympic basketball final.

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6. Ricky Rubio forced the first overtime with a three-point, buzzer-beating shot from mid-court.

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7. Ricky Rubio finished second in steals per game, behind Chris Paul.

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8. Ricky Rubio was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month after the first month of the season.

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9. Ricky Rubio was voted the Spanish ACB League's best point guard in 2008 and 2010.

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10. Ricky Rubio won the EuroCup championship with Joventut in 2008.

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11. Ricky Rubio became the fifth-youngest EuroLeague player at the time.

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12. Ricky Rubio made his EuroLeague debut on October 24, 2006, versus Panathinaikos of Athens as Joventut's backup point guard for Elmer Bennett.

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13. Ricky Rubio is the fifth-youngest player to make their debut in the EuroLeague, since the year 2000.

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14. Ricky Rubio made his EuroLeague debut on October 24, 2006, at age 16, becoming the first player born in the 1990s to play in a EuroLeague game.

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15. Ricky Rubio drives in between two defenders and finishes with a smooth reverse layup.

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16. Ricky Rubio drives baseline and goes high off the glass for an and-1 reverse layup.

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17. Ricky Rubio had a great shooting night against the Kings yesterday, but couldn't keep it up on the second night of a back-to-back.

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18. Ricky Rubio scored 23 of his 27 points in the first half, while Rudy Gobert.

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19. Ricky Rubio is being listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Kings.

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20. Ricky Rubio repeatedly got open looks and made 10 of his first 12 shots to help make up for Mitchell's absence.

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21. Ricky Rubio missed all nine of his field-goal attempts Wednesday, finishing with just six points, all from the charity stripe.

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22. Ricky Rubio missed all nine of his field-goal attempts Wednesday, finishing with just six points, all.

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23. On June 30, 2017, Ricky Rubio was traded to the Utah Jazz in exchange for a 2018 first-round draft pick.

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24. Ricky Rubio passed Sam Mitchell to move into fourth place on the team's career games played list with 292.

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25. On October 28, 2015, Ricky Rubio scored a career-high 28 points in a season opening win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

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26. Ricky Rubio finished second in Rookie of the Year voting, trailing only Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Kyrie Irving.

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27. Ricky Rubio scored 22 points on February 19, 2012 in a win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

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28. On June 17, 2011, Ricky Rubio held a press conference announcing he had signed with Minnesota.

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29. Ricky Rubio arrived off a plane in Minnesota to a barrage of fans waiting to welcome him to America.

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30. Ricky Rubio declared himself eligible for the 2009 NBA draft on April 20, 2009.

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31. Ricky Rubio won the 2008 Mr Europa Award, which was given out yearly by the Italian Superbasket Magazine.

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32. Ricky Rubio was the youngest player ever to debut in the ACB, at 14 years and 11 months.

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33. In 2011, Ricky Rubio joined the Minnesota Timberwolves, and spent six seasons in Minnesota before being traded to the Jazz in June 2017.

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34. Ricky Rubio became the youngest player ever to play in the Spanish ACB League on October 15, 2005, at age 14.

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35. Ricky Rubio had 28 points and 12 assists, Gobert had 25 point….

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