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Ruminating on the anomaly that is Ricky Rubio

A fourteen-year-old playing in the Spanish ACB league is an anomaly. A sixteen-year-old playing in the Euroleague is extreme. A seventeen-year-old representing the senior team of his country in the Olympics is an extreme anomaly. Even someone like Pau Gasol wasn’t given playing time in the 2000 Olympics, and he was drafted 3rd overall in the 2001 NBA draft. Ricky Rubio is an anomaly, read on to find out why. "When I was 12 I heard one of the best sentences in my life, it came from Magic Johnson. ‘A basket makes one guy happy. An assist makes two guys happy.’"- Ricky Rubio If I had to choose which point guards to watch ply their trade, I’d choose Chris Paul and Ricky Rubio over Rajon Rondo, Deron Williams and every other point guard in the league. Why I can’t get enough of Chris Paul is readily evident to anyone who has ever watched him in action. The man defies belief. He is one of the best scorers in the league and there is no player in the league more adept at creating off the dribble. Durant may launch it over the outstretched arms of ‘Saabu’ as if the defender is no more than a tiny, motionless mannequin. Kobe breaks defenses down by working his way in with decisive footwork and when he can’t get the look he wants, he just lets fly with the look he gets and it’s often as good as the look he wanted. But Chris Paul’s crossovers are the trickiest in the league and the way he creates space from nothing, is nothing short of amazing. His off balance floaters on unusual angles have an improbable tendency to fall and he isn’t even the fastest point guard. His mesmerizing display of skills coupled with a stellar will to win makes his every game a compelling watch...........................................

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