Sports Illustrated's Andrew Sharp had a one-on-one interview with Ricky Rubio and some of the answers are fabulous. Here are our three favorites.
1. On the criticism he and Andrew Wiggins receive:
"Well, take LeBron and Steph Curry. Their games don't have a lot of criticisms, and if those players still have haters, everybody's gonna have them. You know what I mean? So just stick with what you think you can do good, and realize what you have to improve. Wiggs, he really works hard every summer. We saw in the beginning of the season, he improved his three pointer, and that was a big weakness early in his career.
"He works hard to improve. Forget about the media, what the media says. There are always going to be people who don't like you. But the person you gotta care about is yourself. If youl ike you, you're gonna be good."
2. What he's learned since coming to Minnesota:
"It was really fun. It was impressive, actually. Minnesota impressed me a lot. [Minneapolis] is a city that I can call home now, a second-home. At the time, I was a little afraid of the cold. Everybody was telling me it was super cold. But actually, the people were super nice, great restaurants. It's one of the most underrated cities in the league."
3. He loves reading books:
"Right now, I've got two. One is Letting It Go, which is a really good book. I like books which make you think and learn new things, it's not just history book or a novel. I like to read psychologist's books. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, that's one of my favorites. Those kinds of books."
Rubio and the Timberwolves host the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night as Rubio tries to stay hot. He's racked up 15 and 17 assists in his last two games and he'll need another big game against Russell Westbrook.