Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 12:40 pm  |  41 responses

Ricky Rubio Tells Alexey Shved to ‘Change’ His Face and Be Happy During Game (VIDEO)

It was a busy night for Ricky Rubio — in addition to making highlight plays, Ricky did his best to motivate teammates in hilarious, Rubio-esque fashion. Alexey Shved (who recorded 18 points and 6 assists) was kindly asked to change his face and seem happier as the Timberwolves were losing to the Lakers.

(H/T: @cjzero)

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  • zogs19994


  • Toni

    That was great. One of the best soundbites I’ve heard from a player in a long time.

  • AndyK415

    He’s right man

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    EXCLUSIVE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tOakzcUx_A <— Extra footage.

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    I was not a Rubio fan when he came into the league, but his showmanship and love for the game have won me over. Also, “Change this face. Be happy. Enjoy” sounds like a great pep talk I can give my long time girlfriend after I put in an underwhelming performance in the sack.

  • hesheit

    D12 approves.

  • LakeShow


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  • Dymez

    If he turns into a superstar, he is going to be GREAT for the league. We haven’t had someone like this for a long time, if ever, in the NBA.

  • KoloradoKobe

    Rubio is the anti-D-Will.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    whoever downvoted this doesn’t have a sense of humor. hate me or not. that sh*t is funny.

  • Drig

    I saw this live and I found myself laughing so hard. Esp. when he said “Enjoy it” lol. I can only imagine him being on the same team as KPerk, KG, Tim and KB. Soundbites galore all around lol.

  • robb

    can’t believe I didn’t like this kid before

  • The Fury

    I hope the Wolves get rid of Ridnour and start Rubio and Shved in the backcourt positions. They’ll form a dynamic backcourt duo in the future.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i can’t stop watching this and laughing out loud. what a clip! that last ENJOY! just kills me

  • LakeShow

    Exactly. F*ck this down voter. lol

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    haha i don’t care that i got downvoted. i just care that someone, somehow, didn’t enjoy that parallel. i laughed at that for like 5 minutes when i made that connection. and everyone better find everything that i find funny to be funny as well. or else, nothing.

  • http://twitter.com/apowellAdvocate Allen Powell II

    really? the fact that he openly pouted about having to play in minnesota and tried to moved to a big market before coming to the league is not a big deal? Or his complaints when he first came back from injury and wasn’t getting tick?

  • KoloradoKobe

    I totally forgot about him not wanting to play for the TWolves. It’s funny how all that seems like a very distant memory — like all the haters who projected that he’d be a bust. My bad. Good lookin out.

  • LakeShow

    No, this is universally hilarious.

  • spit hot fiyah

    by now i’m probably responsible for half of the youtube views for this vid

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich


  • AndyK415

    I agree for the future but for right now Ridnour is actually one of the most underrated guards playing right now. He’s not flashy, he just makes the right basketball play.

  • Comment_System

    your username takes a whole different meaning now.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuubio. hes gonna be a great leader.

  • Kids grow up ;) although D12 didnt get that memo

  • bike

    Imagine if he was Kobe’s teammate and said that to him.

  • roscoe

    good stuff.

  • roscoe

    there are plenty of teams that would take ridnour.

    he is a good player.

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

    yeah this was great last night, hahaha

  • KBM

    Why would shved be happy when his teams getting stomped? How is there not more outrage on this site about little Rubio telling his teammate to be happy when theyre losing by 21. Between Dwight literally not breaking a sweat all night and Ricky’s typical antics, it was an embarassment to competition and pride to watch that f****** love fest. Holy smokes the NBA is losing me fast. I mean really, ‘Change your face, be happy, enjoy it (we’re losing big)’ is a quote we will all associate with RR the rest of his career, he doesn’t give a f*** about winning, I dont care if he sometimes looks like he’s emotionally invested in the TWolves winning percentage.

    Put on a mean mug, at least pretend u dislike the other team, and go all out. Watch an NBA game and ask yourself if anyone on the floor is exerting 100%, it’s shocking to watch 3 minutes with that mindset, it truly is. Once KG and Kobe r gone this league is going to be sooooooo soft.

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

    my reply didnt send through. Come on, slam.

    I’ll just retype the jist of it.

    You are talking about a guy that was VERY close to taking his jersey off and throwing it to the floor while walking off the court after a loss to (i think it was) Golden State, after Ridnour dribbled the full length of the court after a miss and put up an impossible runner, to try and win the game instead of calling a time out so a real play could be called.

    What he meant by “change your face, be happy” was pretty simple. At that point in the game was still within reach, it was no time for him to hang his head and be discouraged. Enjoy the challenge. Lets do this. This kid is just 22, but incredibly mature, and competitive. I would have loved to be his teammate.

    “Doesnt Care”…lol. He’s actually the only one that seems to care on the Wolves, go talk to any TimberWolf fan about Rubio and his competitiveness.

  • pposse

    d rose will have to carry the torch, i think he has it in him. Everyone else is under Lebron’s super friends spell.

  • http://twitter.com/AjpDos Allen Powell

    Chillax buddy

  • JMT

    translation: alexey, keep ya head up man.

  • Yo

    He’s so cute like a wolf puppy

  • RKJ92

    Holy Sh*t man.. I haven’t laughed that hard in a loooonngggg time..

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  • Max

    That movie is great.
    POW POW POW!!!

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


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