Ricky Rubio comes up short on an alley-oop attempt

There’s been a lot of (well-deserved) negativity surrounding the Wolves today (read Jonah’s post directly below this one), so I’ll post this video I took last night at the Wolves/Rockets game during warm-ups. Frankly, I think it’s hilarious and we could all probably use a laugh (put it on mute, the sound got messed up during the upload).

I can’t tell which is funniest:

  1. Rubio isn’t even close. And it’s not that he muffed the catch or something…he never gets high enough to throw it down. This looks like my buddy who is CONVINCED that on the next dunk attempt he’s going to put it home, even though we can all see that he’s at LEAST three inches away from being able to dunk.
  2. He starts to do his little cocky hop-skip away after the play like he just threw down over Roy Hibbert. Shake it off Ricky, shake it off.
  3. JJ Barea, of all people, is the person who you can see in the background laughing at him. That’s how you know you messed up: Even JJ Barea is laughing at your dunk attempt. Yikes.

All in all, I think we can agree that Rubio, in true Christmas spirit, is much better at giving than receiving, and honestly, he just seems happier to be passing. At least, that’s what I’m inferring from this face. You can draw your own conclusions.Screen shot 2012-12-27 at 5.44.25 PM

Stick to that Ricky. <3 you.

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