Ricky Rubio Receives Rock Star’s Welcome at Airport in Minnesota

Ricky Rubio was drafted 5th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2009 NBA Draft but he waited two years before officially deciding to play in the NBA. There was speculation that Rubio didn’t want to play in Minnesota, that he was upset they drafted two more point guards in the same draft, and that he needed more experience in Europe before coming to the States. The patience by Minnesota’s organization paid off; Rubio announced last week he had reached a deal to play in the NBA. The flashy point guard finally arrived in Minnesota Monday and received the reception of a rock star. Check the pictures courtesy of the Minnesota Timberwolves twitter page (video below):

So Minnesota now has a superstar. With Kevin Love last season and Rubio deciding to play for the team next year, the T-Wolves should no longer be a doormat. Calling them a playoff team seems like a stretch, but there is little doubt they should be vastly improved. And you better believe Minnesota is stoked about the news — they already have a special Ricky Rubio ticket package available to fans.

Chest bump to Myles Brown who’s all over Rubio’s arrival

UPDATE - Video of Ricky Rubio’s arrival in Minnesota below courtesy of Tom Pelissero:

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1568578527 Rich Reimiller

    How many points did he average in Europe?  Less than 5.  Couldn’t even get off the bench in the playoffs.  His team in Europe didn’t want him.  Waht a wasted pick this will end up being.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Go look at Brandon Jennings’ stats in Europe. Nothing impressive, yet he did fine his rookie year in the NBA. Stats there don’t tell the story. You shouldn’t make statements based on that if you haven’t even seen him play.