The NBA and Spanish basketball turned upside down in the last hours to support Ricky Rubio, which said goodbye to the season after breaking on Tuesday the Anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.
The Spanish point guard was enjoying a great time with the Cleveland Cavaliers -one of the revelation teams of this course in the NBA- when he suffered the same injury that he already suffered in 2012 as a rookie in the ranks of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
“Very strong, Ricky !!!“, wrote Pau Gasol on Twitter to give encouragement to his teammate on the Spanish team. The Spanish basketball coach, Sergio Scariolo, also wanted to encourage him.
“Having seen you overcome with courage and strength much more difficult moments reassures me and makes me sure that you will return, as you always have, better than you were“wrote the technician.
Other teammates of the Spanish team such as Sergio Llull, Rudy Fernández or Willy Hernangómez They also went to social networks to be next to the base.
“What bad luck for Ricky Rubio! Much courage crack, you will come back stronger for sure “, he pointed Nikola Mirotic.
Apart from Spanish basketball, numerous NBA voices They came together to wish Rubio a speedy recovery and to share their dismay over what happened.
“I am totally dejected “, He said Kevin Love, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, on Tuesday after the injury of the Spanish.
Love, who had already shared a dressing room with Rubio in the Wolves, was among the first to assist the guard on the field and helped him get off the track when he saw that he could not walk because of the pain.
“I love you brother. This is a little setback before a big comeback“, He said Karl-Anthony Towns, who also played with Rubio on the Wolves.
What’s more, Joe english, Rubio’s former partner in the Utah Jazz, asked for prayers to return to the competition as soon as possible. “Dammit. Ricky was the glue of the Cavs!“, summed up the former coach George Karl.