Rubio on dealing with haters, eating in Minnesota and reading books

From reading books to dealing with haters, Ricky Rubio's interview with Sports Illustrated is a must read.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

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.

Next Up

ambulance

State Patrol investigating fatal crash near Duluth

The crash was reported around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday.

eden prairie police squad car

Carjacking reported outside shopping center in Eden Prairie

One of the suspects reportedly displayed a weapon.

court gavel

8 people charged in Medicaid fraud scheme totaling $860K

Collectively, they're charged with 46 counts of felony theft.

vaping

Minnesota gets mixed grades on its tobacco report card

In Minnesota, the economic cost due to smoking is $2.519 million with 5,910 deaths per year attributed to smoking.

Hardy Wills-Traxler

Charges: Man stabbed his father, set his home on fire

The 25-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson.

Impound lot

Crowded impound lot raises COVID concerns after Minneapolis snow emergency

A vehicle owner complains about the tightly-packed impound lot following the weekend's snow.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, Jan. 27

The latest update from the state health department.

charley's

Charges: Bar owner, employee served underage drinkers during shutdown

The bar hosted 20-30 people on Dec. 4, 2020, charges say.

police lights

Driver wearing bulletproof vest strikes pedestrian in Rochester

The 21-year-old claimed the vest keeps him warm, according to police.

Related

Rubio on dealing with haters, eating in Minnesota and reading books

From reading books to dealing with haters, Ricky Rubio's interview with Sports Illustrated is a must read.

Rubio switches agents; report says he wants out of Minnesota

Ricky Rubio reportedly wants out of Minnesota.

Brandon Jennings has no respect for Ricky Rubio's shooting

Brandon Jennings refused to play defense on Ricky Rubio.

Brandon Jennings has no respect for Ricky Rubio's shooting

Brandon Jennings refused to play defense on Ricky Rubio.

Rubio is 'one of the most likely players to get traded' this week, report says

Ricky Rubio's days with the Timberwolves appear to be numbered.

Rubio is 'one of the most likely players to get traded' this week, report says

Ricky Rubio's days with the Timberwolves appear to be numbered.

Trade deadline passes and Ricky Rubio is still playing for the Wolves

The NBA trade deadline passed without Ricky Rubio being traded.