Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 5:13 pm  |  41 responses

Video: Rudy Fernandez Reverse Alley Oop from Ricky Rubio

Spain got its first win Sunday against New Zealand, 101-84, thanks to Ricky’s 8 points, 11 dimes (game-high), and 3 steals (game-high) and Rudy’s 12 points (4-5 FG) and 12 boards (game-high).

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  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Hey we had some pretty good dunks in our own right against them too.

  • abaci

    That was cool. I hope Rubio comes to the NBA and becomes an epic failure

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    that was an athletic play, no doubt.

  • http://soundcloud.com/boy-sanchez Boy Sanchez

    To all the NBA teams: Please don’t let this guy play overseas this season!

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    @ Boy Snachez – I second that

    I am in Vancouver, B.C. and cannot view any highlights or see any games. Any advise for me?
    When I click on “highlight” links on NBA.com or espn.com it says “content not available in your area”

  • aotearaw

    Meh, it’s all about Thomas Abercrombie’s one-handed oop vs Lebanon this morning…sickness. Dude is the future of NZ hoops.

  • http://slamonline.com GotHandles?

    hell yeah. love rubio.

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    @aotearaw: you know the only the bad thing to come from Abercrombie getting all this pub? He’ll be poached from our shores sooner rather than later.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    @ dirty frank – are you talking about highlights from the Worlds? They should be available through FIBA.com

  • http://dfjklf.com Jukai

    That’s all Fernandez is all. Athlecism. He’s got a nice three-point shot, but he tends to chuck it, he’s surprisingly unfundemental, needs the ball to really have an effect on the game but isn’t good enough to demand the ball. See how he disappears when Navarro and Rubio have the ball? Not a coincidence. He’s better suited to be a man on a FIBA team.

  • Bdub

    Abercrombie got hops. Big game against Canada coming up.

  • WangChung

    Rudy!!!!!! Jose is not impressed.

  • JTaylor21

    WOW it was like Ricky Martin Fabio was pitching and Rudy “Clay Aiken” Fernandez’s catching, bunch of bumper boys.

  • Irfan

    And Spain is 1-2, especially because these 2 players have played very poorly compared to what was expected from them. Now Spain has to face the 2nd of group C (that is to say Greece unless they deliberately lose to Russia) and then the USA in quarter finals. I’d be glad if they could lose in the 1/8th because they’re so arrogant and cheating and complaining at the same time. For example the last 2 minutes against Lithuania they were clearly favored by the refs and still cried. In the end, they lost. Bwahaha. Get what you deserve.

  • aotearaw

    @MIke NZ: yeah bro, it does have that feeling of inevitability about it huh?

    The Breakers will miss him hugely, that’s for sure. He’s gonna breakout in a big way this coming season….if he makes it that far.

  • aotearaw

    On a sidenote, he’s my good mate’s 1st cousin. We were at his place the other month and I posed shamelessly in some pics rocking one of his old Tall Blacks jerseys. FML.

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    that’s the Rudy we saw in his rookie season. Hopefully it will all work out for him.

  • Robb

    @JTaylor21 I couldn’t have said it better myself. Good dunk though.

  • http://sfdjklf.com Jukai

    JTaylor21 is balls deep in the closet

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre


  • http://gmail dirty frank

    Thanks guys. I suppose going to FIBA.com should have been my first try!

  • roybot

    Rudy used to do this all the time when Sergio was still on my Blazers. Then we brought in Andre Miller, widely-known for his great lobbing skills, and yet they rarely connected on any alley-oops. It seems Rudy only trusts his fellow Spaniards in games and has great chemistry with any Spanish player, which is why he always kills in National play.

  • James Irvine (N.Z)

    Me and 4 other mates were just sitting watching N.Z vs Spain and waiting for Tom abercrumbles (abercrombie) dunk! Wheres the love SLAM ONLINE!!!! GET our boy up on this site? He dunked on 2 spanish players and the one to seal the game against Lebanon was ridiculous! We got outta our seats the boy is just crazy!!!! T

  • James

    rubio is terrible he is to slow and he cant dribble with his left and its not like that was a nice pass a blind man could throw that pass to rudy fernandez he has like a 40 inch vert just throw it by the rim and he’ll dunk it… everybody is hypin this kid up and when he gets to the league brandon jennings is gona light him up…

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    ….I’ve seen exact same play from these dudes like 10 times. bread and butter

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  • http://shinefluidpt2@aol.com CHICAGO SAID IT YUP

    yea except they arent what the hype claims they are. spain loses again

  • JTaylor21

    Whats going on with the GREAT spaniard team? I’ll tell you what it’s that sucker Rubio. Dude has been hyped up so much but has delivered so LITTLE, dude is a VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY OVERRATED AND AVERAGE player and anybody who disagrees is a ricky martin fan who has his entire CD collection.

  • Rico504

    ^^^^^I second, third, fourth, fifth everything that JT said.

  • http://Slamonline.com NBA Kid

    I like how in every post Jtaylor makes, he closes it by saying that if you disagree you are either gay, dumb, or should go die. Just wait till Rubio comes to the league bro, he’s got skills. In the words of Bob Dylan, “Don’t criticize what you don’t understand.”

  • total scrotal implosion

    When will media and fans learn to not overhype euros (and other foreigners for that matter) until theyve done something substantial. Rudy has shown he has some skills but is definitely not a starter. Rubio? Who the f#ck knows

  • http://www.lkw.ce Darksaber

    Gotta luv to hate Team Whine (Spain spends so much energy whining about calls or non calls, it actually affects their play and focus)

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Juan Carlos Navarro is unbelievably punchable.

  • Red

    co-sign jt. This guy’s very over-hyped.


    Spain (1-2) gets the highlights, Lithuania (3-0) gets the W’s. Signed, Linas Kleiza

  • WangChung

    @total scrotal: If you fail to take note of foreign players “until they’ve done something substantial”, you miss out on the Nashes, Parkers, and Ginobilis. By the same token, you could also avoid the Darkos and Yis.

  • http://thosefishtacosarethetits.blogspot.com Boston_Blogg3r

    Rudy can jump and all, but where are the Gasols? Figure that with them Spain would be a tough out.

  • http://jaredmintzisthetruth.blogspot.com Jared

    Rubio’s a ball player, you’re insane. He’s not a scorer, but he has great court vision and plays good defense. He’s not Derrick Rose or Brandon Jennings, but he’s a natural, pass-first point guard, and he’s capable of scoring.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Rubio did play like crap in the last game they lost.
    But, y’all need to chill with all the random gay jokes and insults. I know I’ve made one or two in the past because it’s easy to fall into bad habits, but some of y’all (Looking at you JtTaylor) can’t seem to make more than two comments in the row without spewing some sort of homosexual insult.
    It’s trite.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Rudy seems to like the reverse dunk. Feel like I’ve seen this before several times… nice!

  • Mike from Spain

    @ Darksaber -> Team Whine won the World Championship that Queen James could not get passed the Greeks…