June 22, 2011 in Sports

Rubio greets fans


For two years, Minnesota Timberwolves fans have been tantalized by the myth of Ricky Rubio. Rubio’s Spanish league games were rarely on television in the Twin Cities. The air of mystery only seemed to increase the hype. The 20-year-old point guard held his first press conference in Minnesota on Tuesday, looking to introduce himself to the fans who have so eagerly anticipated his arrival. “I was so comfortable over there, but Minnesota makes me feel comfortable, too,” Rubio said. The Timberwolves drafted Rubio in 2009 with the fifth overall pick, but a large buyout with his Spanish team at the time coupled with Rubio’s desire to stay home and work on his game kept him from immediately heading to the NBA. – Associated Press

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