Leaving the case of Marc Gasol at Bàsquet Girona aside, not every day you can enjoy an NBA star in Girona. The Maresme base of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Ricky Rubio, was the main protagonist yesterday in his visit to the Collell. After a turbulent season that ended with the elimination of Spain in the hands of the United States in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics, Ricky took advantage of the last days of vacation to give a surprise to the boys and girls who have this year participated on its campus.
“I ended up very burned last year because it was difficult. He had just become a father, in the middle of a pandemic, and there were many changes, tests … The pressure was different from the other seasons. I wanted a calm summer, but my wife, who takes care of everything, told me to enjoy the Games. I had doubts before I left, although once you’re there, you go there 100%. Things went well, “Ricky told TV3. The Masnou base broke all records in Tokyo, achieving the highest score of his career in any competition with 38 points in 27 minutes of play. He was also the best of the Spanish team in the Games, surpassing Pau Gasol’s 37 in 2004 in Athens. His display, however, had no reward because Spain fell to the United States (81-95).
Last July Ricky was taken by surprise by the Cleveland Cavaliers, changing teams for the third time in less than a year and on a less competitive team than expected. “It’s the fourth or fifth team change in the last four years, and I don’t like it. I wish I had stability for the family, but in the NBA it’s not that easy because you don’t depend on yourself. In the end, you have to adapt and accept it “, he commented. That is why this course will try to “get to know the team, the teammates, the coaching system … One year is not enough to adapt, but we know that in the professional world it is like that and one he has to let go, ”he told Marca.
Ricky doesn’t rule out “going back to Europe, but in the NBA I still have the same goal as when I arrived: to be on a winning team.” The 30-year-old baseman has played 10 seasons in the NBA and the Cavaliers will be his fourth team in the United States after the Minnesota, Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns. He still has one year left on his contract, guaranteed by 17.8 million euros: “In 2022 I will be a free agent and I also want to decide my future.” “I do not think so. When the time comes, I will see the options I have and I will value it with the family “, he added.
ricky rubio is the big protagonist in the collar. The Cleveland Cavaliers player visited the boys and girls on his campus yesterday before starting a new season in the NBA. 1 Ricky Rubio, talking in a circle with the children on his campus. F
2 A close-up of Masnou Ricky Rubio’s base. F
3 Ricky Rubio doing a demonstration on the Collell basketball court with one of the participants on campus being held at the Collell. F