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Ricky Rubio heads for the NBA and Minnesota Timberwolves

Ricky Rubio is heading for the NBA. (Manu Fernandez / AP)

Rubio was the fifth pick in the 2009 draft by Minnesota, but he decided to play in Spain.

“I have finally decided to go to the NBA. I have a dream that now can become reality,” he said in a news conference. “The NBA will be very emotional, a difficult challenge but a very nice one.”

Rubio didn’t say anything about taking his talents to America, which is probably a good thing.

“It's a bit scary because I have never left Barcelona before but I am very keen to take on the challenge,” Rubio said. “I am not leaving because I think I cannot do any more here but because I believe I am ready and I am looking forward to it.

“I am going there to play against the best and triumph. That is what motivates me.”

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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