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Old 05-21-2009, 02:06 AM   #1
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Default Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

People on here say he cant keep up with average point guards..that he plays bad defense etc...Then say he is a bad athlete...I dont get it, the guy has an amazing handle, finishes at the rim and gets to whatever spot he wants. On top of that he has been a top players at every age...

The guy is no less athletic than Mo Williams or Delonte West and they starters on a championship caliber team...They are no less athletic then Steve Nash or Fisher?

Its an amazing phenomenon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSBLKrZCkeU

Dont you see the elite body control and hand eye coordination and strong hands for the steals.

Than beyond the athletic attritbutes this kid has the some of the best court vision coming I have ever seen at this age and is already a great floor general.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSBLKrZCkeU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AfrB_OQh0A
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

Rubio is not as unathletic as people here make him out to be nor is he as horrendous of a shooter, however to say he is no less athletic than Delonte West is absurd.
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

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People on here say he cant keep up with average point guards..that he plays bad defense etc...Then say he is a bad athlete...I dont get it, the guy has an amazing handle, finishes at the rim and gets to whatever spot he wants. On top of that he has been a top players at every age...

The guy is no less athletic than Mo Williams or Delonte West and they starters on a championship caliber team...They are no less athletic then Steve Nash or Fisher?

Its an amazing phenomenon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSBLKrZCkeU

Dont you see the elite body control and hand eye coordination and strong hands for the steals.

Than beyond the athletic attritbutes this kid has the some of the best court vision coming I have ever seen at this age and is already a great floor general.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSBLKrZCkeU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AfrB_OQh0A

He is not athletic can't jump worth sh!t.
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

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He is not athletic can't jump worth sh!t.

thats true I guess jumping is all there is to athletism...
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

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thats true I guess jumping is all there is to athletism...

in the game of basketball it is by far the most important attribute
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

I'm a huge fan, but he still has a kid's body so it's too early to judge.
He'll likely have to add more muscle tough, which would only help him become even better on D.
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in the game of basketball it is by far the most important attribute
Speed?
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In order

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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

Grease, that first video is so boring. Yeah they are hot moves but he keeps doing the same 5 moves and the same 3 passes.
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

Why are you all over this kid's johnson is the more important question ...
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Speed?
Nope. Football? Sure. Basketball isn't about speed at all. It's about quickness, and more importantly change of pace. Look at Steve Nash. Certainly not the quickest player, but his change of pace moves with the ball makes him un guardable.
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

if those videos are supposed to be his best athletic moves. then i laugh at you sir
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Didn't you just say jumping was the most important one?
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

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if those videos are supposed to be his best athletic moves. then i laugh at you sir
Exactly, I dont need to see 10 mins of the same **** over and over and over again. Make a 1 minute video with his hottest looking plays and get on with life.
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

i dont think its his athleticism that people criticize or question (at least in my experience) but more his strength and ability to guard a guy like Baron Davis or Chauncey Billups. Dude looks pretty skinny. I get the feeling a lot of guards in the league would have their way with him.

But guys like Steve Nash and Iverson have proven that if your offense is good enough, you'll get PT regardless of your defense.
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