Those of you that did not catch Thursday's 116-94 blowout loss to Los Angeles Lakers on TNT, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio provided a charming moment for all to see on national television.
During a tough night for Alexey Shved, who went 1-8 with five points, Rubio turned to the Russian guard and told his crestfallen teammate, “Change this face. Be happy. Enjoy!”
It was almost cartoonish in nature; like something out of a movie.
The only thing that would have made this moment more Minnesotan would be if Rubio then turned to Adelman and whispered, “Keep Shved off the court for the rest of the game” shortly afterwards.
This sort of behavior is to be expected from Rubio, who earlier in the season told Ray Richardson of the Pioneer Press, “We are here to win games and have fun, but I don't think we're having fun, and we're going to change it.”
During a downer of a season that began with playoff expectations that were quelled with a series of injuries, a moment like this is much needed for the embattled Wolves fan.
If only Radiating Ricky could do more to help everyone on the team out…