So, in case you missed it last night (or ICYMI as all the cool kids would say) Ricky Rubio was flopping all over Target Center. Tyus Jones got a bullshit technical foul called on him because of one.
Tyus trying to injure Rubio ??? pic.twitter.com/cZ2UZwAHTn
— StreetHistory (@streethistory) October 21, 2017
Well, shortly after that incident, this happened, and it forced some Minnesotans to decide if they are really all-in on the future or if they are still stuck in the Timberwolves past. If you were hoping Jimmy Butler and Ricky Rubio were going to like each-other for future Timberwolves’ Hall of Fame events, you’re going to be disappointed.
Who else loves the new Ricky Rubio?
Watch him flop then get in Jimmy Butler’s face! He also had 19/10/5 vs his old team. pic.twitter.com/28Lo1aCCXn
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) October 21, 2017
The Rubio lovers in Minnesota were very conflicted…
JIMMY BUTLER VS RICKY RUBIO STAREDOWN MY HEART IS SO CONFUSED
— Drew Mahowald (@DrewMahowald) October 21, 2017
Jimmy Butler talking smack to Rubio and then the Target Center cheering broke my heart ??
— Mack Uter (@M_Uter3) October 21, 2017
seriously, I think that Rubio-Butler situation was gonna get real
— Gregory DiRenzo (@Gregapalooza) October 21, 2017
Butler just told Rubio..”This is my city now”
Pretty cool. But I still ❤️Rubio
— Anthony Downs (@anthony_downs) October 21, 2017
But then things really got interesting earlier today when Jerry Zgoda let us in on this little nugget…
One leftover from last night: Jimmy B informed the authorities after the game not to allow Ricky into “my locker room” if he tried to visit
— Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda) October 21, 2017
Personally, I love this shit. This is Jimmy Butler’s team now and anyone who still has some stupid crush on Ricky Rubio can go to Utah. At the end of the day, this is about the Timberwolves. He hasn’t shown it yet but the Wolves have a point guard now that is better than flop-a-lot Ricky Rubio. Jimmy Butler and the rest of this young core is our future. We will forget about Ricky Rubio when these guys are done.
Time to move on Rubiobo’s
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