Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  19 responses

Calm Down, Spain. Rudy’s OK

Much ado about nothing, it turns out: “The Trail Blazers’ lopsided victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, which featured prominent Spanish players Fernandez, Sergio Rodriguez and Pau Gasol, was broadcast live in Spain, meaning Fernandez’s family saw his frightening tumble late in the third quarter. Then they had to labor through the reality that they had no way of reaching him. ‘Everyone was scared and nobody knew what was going to happen,’ Rodriguez said. Rodriguez was able to calm his family with a late-night, good-news phone call from the hospital: The television images were much worse than the actual injuries…’He’s all right, he’s feeling great,’ Rodriguez said. ‘It was more (he was) scared and afraid … The moment after the hit, he couldn’t breathe well. He scared himself. But after that, he was OK.’”

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  • niQ


  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla


  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    He was scared and afraid … of what was LURKING BEHIND THE BASKET!!! WHat a joke. Suck it up buttercup!!!

  • Gumdrop

    You’re a smart guy James.

  • adams

    From another story: “Even Ariza was scared about what he had done” Blazers guard Sergio Rodriguez said.
    So there you have it: Ariza is a joke, too.

  • adams

    Also, I agree with Brandon Roy that the foul was not as bad as Ariza’s reaction afterwards.

  • Sebastian B. O. Bunionstow, esq.

    For immediate release: Ban all broadcasts into foreign countries.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I’m actually kind of bummed about this. I was hoping for temporary paralysis or something, not ’cause I have any beef with Rudy, but because I figured we could count on the Spanish media to say some really racist sh*t. They’re good like that.

  • http://myk31.com Myk

    James, you’re a very funny and incredibly smart guy, I guess you never fell down on your breath, eh.

    Sebastian, you stay classy too.

  • solito

    You guys are a bunch of idiots. After DeMarr Johnson and TJ Ford, people should not joke about a crash like that. But I guess if commentators on this site average 60% body fat, and an IQ just above that, not much more can be expected. If you get mad now, then I am talking about you…

  • rob


  • http://www.bartking.net Bart King
  • speedy

    Solito…..You are cool.

  • http://www.basketballjerseyworld.com NBA-JERSEY-KING

    Bring in Ricky Rubio – i wanna see that kid in the NBA

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

    Espanol`. Football. The world game. It was a soccer play.

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    I remember when everyone here yelled at me for making light of a reporter joking about Garnett blowing out his knees.
    But Rudy Fernandez possibly ending his career, all’s game, apparently.
    I’m not sure if it’s a hate towards European players, white players, Blazers players, or me. Probably the latter.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    wow, spanish national team players dont get any sympathy here, eh? Ah well, what you get for making fun of the chinese.

  • http://www.Slamonline.com CP34MVP

    Wait till Ricky Rubio .

  • http://www.basketballjerseyworld.com NBA-JERSEY-KING

    @CP34MVP – i cant wait though…..