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Ricky Rubio blasts Rudy Gobert as classless after Spain defeats France


Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is like the benevolent puppy dog of the NBA. He tells teammates to be happy, he inspires marvelously idiosyncratic Christmas gifts, he loves scooters, and he’s fantastic with kids.

Plus, he makes faces like this:


Rubio just seems like the epitome of peace on earth and goodwill towards men. So when he calls you out for being classless, that’s how you know you’re really goofing up.

Rubio’s native Spain defeated France in their 2015 EuroBasket semifinal game on Thursday by the final of 80-75 to qualify for the Olympic Games. The 24-year-old himself was injured and didn’t play, but teammate Pau Gasol went bonkers with 40 points and 11 rebounds. Gasol really frustrated France’s Rudy Gobert, who wound up fouling out after 31 minutes. Gobert wasn’t pleased with what he thought was biased officiating (for what it’s worth, Gasol shot 18 free throws on the day), and vented his frustrations on Twitter afterwards.

Rubio fired back at Gobert with three simple words:

What’s even more interesting is that Rubio elected to praise Gobert’s French teammate Nicolas Batum for his own classiness in defeat.

Batum, of course, is no guest of honor in the state of Spain after the events of the 2012 Olympics.

Fortunately, it doesn’t look like Rubio will need to take any further action about Gobert’s lack of class. If the Jazz center doesn’t have any, maybe Rubio’s Timberwolves teammate Andrew Wiggins can teach him some. Again.

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