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Ricky Rubio: Sign Here

BEIJING - AUGUST 24:  Dwyane Wade #9 of the United States dives for the loose ball over Ricky Rubio #6 of Spain in the gold medal game during Day 16 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium on August 24, 2008 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
Lee KruseContributor IJune 30, 2009

Did anyone else see this coming? Was i seriously the only NBA "Fan-atic" that had their Rubio engine calibrated and SMOG checked by the ever overzealous NBA PR machine only to have the proverbial wrench thrown into my perfectly polished pistons of hope. Of course, I'm talking about the Rubio job that has been pulled off nearly as perfect as operation O.J. Simpson "Lets get my stuff back (bring the heat)"

Call me old fashioned but when i was a child and my mother called to me to come here , I came there. It didn't really matter who I was with or how much fun we were having, or if it was just going to take 3 more minutes to beat Glass Joe. I was called so I came. Rubio needs to do the same, out of respect. Respect for the T-Wolves, respect for the fans, respect for the draft process in general. 

The problem is simple, any junior college marketing major can figure it out in seconds. What we have here folks is a classic case of consumer expectations not being met, and these aren't unrealistic expectations, they are the ones we have grown accustomed to , the ones we almost, dare i say it, expect?

Example being if you placed an order at a fast food restaurant, you would expect your meal within about four minutes. There is no law or any kind of documentation stating that is the time it takes but hey, you have done this a million times you know the procedure right? wrong. They tell you it may take a year or so until they are ACTUALLY ready to serve you.

Why put a open sign in a window if your not ready? Why tell me you cant wait to serve me and prove that all the delicious rumors are true? Answer : Money.

Ricky Rubio never said he doesn't want to play in MN and he never said they weren't offering enough money. I think it is as simple as this:


  • He is young and is listening to a lot of outside sources seeking to benefit from his situation, not the best equation for success 
  • He was expecting to get drafted higher , thus giving him more money to buyout his current contract
  • Maybe, just maybe, Ricky Rubio is not everything we are being lead to expect, and maybe some people close to him are trying to prepare him for this huge talent shock


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