We thought it was over, but Ricky Rubio is teaching us Spanish again


To quote New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov when the east coast team acquired Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry this offseason from Boston, "today, the basketball gods smiled."

While things haven't worked out particularly well for Prokhorov or the Nets since that trade, things are really rounding into form well for a segment we thought may be over.

After not tweeting anything our Spanish translator we pay specifically for this segment could interpret in the past month, Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio is back with a vengeance to make us bi-lingual once again.

Truly friends, the basketball gods have smiled upon us.

TRANSLATION: "We know where we started. Granada see you soon."

That tweet was from Ricky's Spanish national team backcourt mate Jose Calderon, who currently plays for the playoff-contending Dallas Mavericks.

The native of Spain tweets a picturesque scene in Granada, a town of over 200,000 in Spain.

Rubio retweeted the Mavericks point guard's wistful words, ones that foreshadow the 2014 FIBA World Championships in Spain.

Oh Ricky. Your love for country and basketball truly endears you to us, and while we're not crazy about looking ahead to the summer rather than focusing on the task at hand of turning around a floundering Wolves club, we could never stay mad at you.

But for the love of the basketball gods that have smiled upon us today, please shoot better.

Next Up

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' defense fuels win over Pelicans

The Wolves' have bought in on the defensive end as part of a 2-0 start.

Minnesota Wild

Ryan Hartman's OT goal helps Wild stay undefeated

The Wild improved to 4-0 with a win over the Ducks.

Mar'Keise Irving / Gopher Football

Gophers pound Maryland to stay in Big Ten West race

Four different players scored a rushing touchdown in a 34-16 victory over Maryland.

Father Paul Kubista at St. Mary of Czestochowa

Controversy after Delano priest shares vaccine misinformation in church bulletin

Father Paul Kubista is pastor at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church.


Mel-O-Glaze, DreamHaven Books robbed at gunpoint minutes apart

The businesses were hit by three robbers just six minutes apart on Oct. 21.

Cambridge house explosion

Explosion destroys house in Cambridge, 5 injured

The explosion occurred early Saturday morning on the 33000 block of Hillary Circle.


Charges: Lyft driver sexually assaulted woman in her home

The defendant is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Pixabay - black bear

Black bear bites professional baseball player in western Wisconsin

The former MSU-Mankato star was bitten in his back.

mickey moore driver's license shared

Beleaguered Ward 9 city council candidate loses Strib endorsement

Mickey Moore has faced questions in recent days about where he actually lives.