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Old 05-22-2009, 06:26 PM   #70
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

Ricky Rubio is not a horrible athlete but he certainly isn't a good one either.

Rubio has little upper and lower body strength, not much in the vertical department, and his straight line speed is pretty average. However, Rubio does have excellent body control/coordination.

Considering that majority of people judge athleticism based on strength, lateral quickness, and speed it is not hard to understand why Rubio is thought of so lowly.

That is unless you're a Ricky Rubio sycophant who can't acknowledge the obvious.
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