A significant loss for the Spanish team in their attempt to win back the Basketball World Cup. Ricky Rubio released a statement saying that he paralyzes his professional activities “to take care of his mental health”. The point guard asks for “respect for his privacy” and does not set a date for his return to the courts.
Rubio, who plays for the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, was one of 16 players selected by Sergio Scariolo for play moonbasket from Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines, which will start at the end of August. In his statement, he thanks the Federation for the support he received and for “understanding” his decision.
Yesterday, the national team began preparations for the World Cup with a resounding victory over Venezuela. Ricky Rubio didn’t dress up and It was one of Scariolo’s dregs. along with Rudy Fernandez, Sergi Lull, Alex Abrines and Willy Hernangomes. It was assumed that all of them will be fixed in the final block, which will go to Indonesia.
Player Masnow, 32 debuted in ACB with only 14 and holds the record for the highest precocity in that registry. He was selected in the first round of the NBA draft in 2009 by the Minnesota Timberwolves. After playing two seasons for Barcelona, he moved to the North American League, where he played for Minnesota, Utah, Phoenix and Cleveland.
He played 157 games with Spain and helped win the 2019 World Cup becoming the MVP of the tournament.