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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 9:40 am  |  44 responses

Ricky Rubio Earns First Career Triple-Double (VIDEO)

Capped off with a sick double-behind-the-back drive to the hoop.

Taking advantage of the short-handed and weary San Antonio Spurs, Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves romped to a 107-83 laugher. Rubio (21 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists, and the usual dose of flair) recorded the first triple dip of his young NBA career.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/starkpwnsyou Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    Think he has a shot at winning an MVP sometime in his career?

  • spit hot fiyah

    nice! now change this face. Enjoy!

  • AQWORD

    Didn’t take long did it. Dude got maad game. Props Ricky!!

  • nhm

    ricky making me a believer of his game again.. i was doubtful for a couple of weeks there after he got back from the injury

  • spit hot fiyah

    double behind the back move was filthy!

  • pposse

    the move at 1:40 never seen before!! too sick

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ben Osborne

    Honestly, he is amazing to watch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    why not? If he moves to a good team that just needs a guy to come in and run the show, that one missing piece(think Steve Nash ala Phoenix, where he was the missing piece to a contender, or Jason Kidd ala New Jersey) Or If the Wolves ever get their pieces fully healthy, you can expect he and Love to be in the conversation as they grow together and the team grows.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    the “shorthanded” Spurs also faced a “shorthanded” wolves team, who literally only had 8 players in uniform.

  • bike

    Closest thing to Pete Maravich in a while.

  • AndyK415

    Double behind the back!!

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    if he can lead a team to the best record in the league, and lead the league in assists and steals, yeah definitely. I don’t think just being a big offense guy w/ assists on a good team would do it though, Steve Nash kinda ruined that for future PG’s, especially with how well he shoots from the field. Rubio would have to be a top 5 defensive PG, which he has the capability to do.

  • RayJr

    He needs a consistent J and he’ll be deadly.

  • RayJr

    He made that look easy like he was by himself doing a drill around chairs.

  • RKJ92

    Wow first time I ever saw a consecutive in motion double behind the back pulled off WITH the layup, in the nba to my knowledge, that was pretty impressive..

  • MACARONI

    Rubiooo!!

  • LLC#12

    Can’t believe people ever doubted this guy, he could eclipse Nash and Kidd in the future

  • LakeShow

    Maybe not in career accomplishments, but definitely in success and overall peak playing ability.

    His jump shot bugs me because his upper body is fine when he shoots. It’s just his lower body that he needs to straighten and those shots will go in.

  • Kadavour

    Kobe’s has one against the Pistons. i’m think 2004 or 2005

  • Kadavour

    Rondo, Bledsoe, Westbrook, CP3, Rubio? i don’t see him cracking top 10 PGs on the defensive end of the floor. He just has to be the catalyst of a winning culture and I think that should be enough to garner consideration and possibly an MVP award.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    he’s already a top 10 defensive PG.

  • LLC#12

    Yeah, I’m hoping that a full off-season where he’s in good health will lead to him putting some serious work on his jumper.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    Am i the only one that struggles to understand this comparison?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    why did Steve Nash ruin that?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    He won multiple MVP awards, contributing on one side of the court. And he shot such an outrageous % in the process, Rubio won’t be able to do it without doubling as an ELITE defender.
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    A lot of the basketball community feels like Nash didn’t deserve either. So for another PG to do what he did, they will have to truly earn it. On both sides of the court.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    I understand the first point, makes a lot of sense. Rubio is a lot better defensively, whereas Nash was a lot better shooting wise, and they both have/had great passing skills, so Rubio would definitely have to do it another way.

    The second point kind of goes way over my head, but i’m a Steve Nash guy , so not hard to get why lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/starkpwnsyou Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    Rondo doesn’t have one yet, and he’s being put in the same breath as Derrick Rose, who already won an MVP. But I see your point, a consistent J and maybe a go-to move on offense won’t hurt. His IQ is already elite though, He’s in the tier of the Kobes and the LeBrons in that department.

  • http://www.facebook.com/starkpwnsyou Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    You kidding? He’s Top 5 already in my book. Name 9 lead guards who play better D than him.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    calm down nutty. I didn’t say he was #10. — but he’s definitely not top 5.

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    Paul – Bledsoe – Holiday – Conley – Westbrook – Rondo – Lowry

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    Those 8 i’m pretty sure 90% of people who watch everyone play would say right now are better than Rubio. Considering Rubio isn’t even quite where he was last year yet, and he was worse then all of them then.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    basically, if one respected person argues someone got something they didn’t deserve, the rest of everyone will not award said thing in a similar situation unless they can say, “now can you really argue with THIS?!?!” – know what i mean?

  • robb

    lol m*therf*ucker.. that double behind the back was insane

  • robb

    probably

  • http://www.facebook.com/starkpwnsyou Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    Well yeah, those 7 probably are better right now defensively. But when he peaks, I’ll gladly take him over all those guys really. A 6’4″ lead guard with once-in-a-generation basketball IQ and a drive to win has the capability to be not only top 5 but the best defensive lead guard in basketball.

  • http://www.facebook.com/starkpwnsyou Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    Actually, based only on his point guard skills, he’s the closest thing to Magic.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    ehh, after a torn ACL, i wouldn’t bank on him ever being the premiere defensive point. Not with Holiday and Westbrook being the same age and having more physical potential.
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    But i don’t fault you for feeling that way.

  • davidR

    don’t sleep on rubio’s d

  • RunNGun

    Rubio is fun to watch; can’t believe the number of haters he had/still has on SLAM when he was drafted to the lowly Wolves. If only they can stay healthy and have a legit 2 guard…

  • LakeShow

    co-sign… Obviously not the scorer, but the rest is there.

  • Mike From Spain

    I agree, but lately he’s shooting the mid-range pull up jumper from near the top of the key with more or less average NBA efficiency… that’s better than horrid, wich is where he was before

  • Mike From Spain

    Here’s to the first of many triple doubles. And, how about a cuadruple double? He’s had two or three 6 steals games in the last couple of weeks. 12 points, 12 assists, 10 boards and 10 steals… looks like he can do it

  • LakeShow

    Hehe… Can’t wait to watch him F around and get a quad-dub.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    but thats exactly it. Maravich was a 25 + point scorer, thats a big difference to what Rubio is putting up… not taking anything away from Ricky, he’s one of my favourite players.

  • LakeShow

    I think it’s physical resemblance also that makes us point to Pistol. Your right it’s not completely apt point of view at all, but we like it lol.

  • http://twitter.com/seanmagicjuan Sean Superstar Juan

    No.

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