I unfortunately didn't make it to this game (Don't get me started), but I've read only good things about Rubio's performance. Just keep in mind this was obviously a charity game w/ no real defense, but it's still nice to see this. He made 2 of the Ballislife Top 10 plays from game. Enjoy as more highlights are bound to pop-up via YouTube:
Here's another shpeel from ESPN about his performance:
Spanish sensation Ricky Rubio still managed to get his first taste of NBA-caliber competition during the lockout.
Rubio played Sunday night in the Drew Gooden Make-A-Wish Charity Game at the Cow Palace.
The Minnesota Timberwolves point guard showed off passing skills, a nice long-range shot and even some humor during the game that raised $10,000 for Gooden's favorite cause.
Rubio was on the losing side but it really didn't matter. Both teams played as if they weren't keeping score. For the record, the White team, which featured California product Leon Poweand former Warriors player Al Harrington, won 117-92.
"It's fun to play with NBA players," Rubio said. "It should make it easier when we come back to play."
Rubio, who signed with the Timberwolves in June, still has the option to return to Spain, where he became the youngest player on a roster of the Spanish ACB League at age 14 in 2005.
"I'm going to stay here for a while to see if we'll play," Rubio said. "I can always go back to Spain. So I know I will be playing basketball somewhere this season."
Rubio drilled a 3-pointer on his first attempt and executed a perfectly timed alley-oop pass with DeMar DeRozan for a backdoor slam.
More below! Looks like his shot isn't broken based on what people have said/seen from this game.