David Kahn took Ricky Rubio at his word… that he wanted to come to the NBA. But when push came to shove… after all the strings were pulled and the hoops jumped-through… Ricky Rubio screwed them.
"Going to Minnesota would have just complicated my life a lot. It
was a risk and I didn’t see it so clearly," Rubio said. "My priority
was the NBA and it was impossible for the Minnesota Timberwolves to pay
my buyout clause, so I wanted to stay home."
Oh… boo hoo. It would have complicated your life. You mean playing in the NBA and living the supposed dream you have? And that part about not being able to pay the buyout:
Kahn said Rubio's agent, Dan Fegan, delivered a package of endorsement
deals and sponsorships that helped make the NBA deal attractive enough
for Rubio and Joventut to enter into an agreement on Saturday night.Rubio says the deal came with too many obstacles… even though it's his agent that drew up the deal.
The TWolves took a chance on this kid… and they finally worked out a deal to bring him to the NBA. But when push came to shove… he got scared. Hey… it's his prerogative. You don't have to play where you don't want to, Ricky. Just don't say something and do something else. Don't back out because you don't like the team that drafted you. That's part of the deal. It's the same deal everyone else makes. In exchange for making it to the big time, you might have to play somewhere you don't want to play. You think Blake Griffin is psyched going to the Clippers?