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Ricky Rubio lands at Minnesota airport video

Posted on: June 20, 2011 5:03 pm
Edited on: June 20, 2011 6:13 pm
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio lands in Minnesota and is welcomed at the airport in this video. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Finally, the moment that all of the 368 fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves have been waiting two years for: Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio officially landed at the airport in the Twin Cities on Monday.

Courtesy of YouTube user 1500ESPNTwinCities, here's video of Rubio's much anticipated arrival

Dressed in a dark jacket, white shirt and Timberwolves hat, Rubio is escorted through the crowd by Timberwolves president David Kahn, the man who drafted him with the No. 5 selection in the 2009 NBA Draft. Rubio pauses to sign autographs for some waiting fans and is generally mobbed by the Timberwolves dancers, an excited crowd with cell phone cameras and an assemblage of local media.

One fan is shown holding a "Welcome to Minnesota" sign.  At the end of the video, fans engage in a "Ricky! Ricky! Ricky!" chant as he exits the airport for a waiting bus. The description of the video says "about 200" fans showed up.


Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: June 21, 2011 12:31 am

Ricky Rubio lands at Minnesota airport video

i really don't think it is possible to live in Barcelona and then be happy in Minnesota. I enjoyed my visit to the land of a 1000 lakes, but people have to be realistic. Barcelona is one of the cultural mecca's. The nightlife, the ladies... to go from there to the Timberwolves just does not seem plausible. No way does he last there. They should try to trade him to LA, New York or Miami, maybe Chicago.

Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: June 20, 2011 7:41 pm

Ricky Rubio lands at Minnesota airport video

This is going to be the big and bottom line question..   Can Rubio make it in the NBA, which is lots different than playing European style of basketball.  Can he defend the 1 and 2 positions?  We will just have to wait and see, he had a reason for staying in Europe for a few years playing basketball..... 

Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: June 20, 2011 6:32 pm

Ricky Rubio lands at Minnesota airport video

Looks like he will be playing with pau gasol and not love. Atleast until gasols contract is up.

Since: Aug 1, 2009
Posted on: June 20, 2011 6:21 pm

Ricky Rubio lands at Minnesota airport video

Seriously? Is it mandatory to incorporate a jab at the Timberwolves or their fan base in every single one of Minnesotas articles on CBS? It just makes you look unprofessional and childish. Doesn't matter though, Minnesota as a state has some of the most loyal fans in the Country, we can take these hapless attempts at jokes.

Since: Jun 29, 2009
Posted on: June 20, 2011 5:23 pm

Ricky Rubio lands at Minnesota airport video

Minnesota Basketball is on the rise! After the draft on thursday, the future of this franchise should be pretty solid.  Rubio is gonna make Love even better (if that's possible) and assuming Derrick Williams is on the way, that trio will be quite formidable for a long time. 

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