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Ricky Rubio representing NBA2K in Spain (PHOTO)

Aug 22, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT


UPDATE: 2K Sports PR reached out and said that Rubio is merely representing the company in Spain, and will “NOT” be on the cover of 2K15 in Spain. We like the photo nonetheless.

Video games tied to professional sports stars are often about style more than they are about pure substance.

Ricky Rubio is a fine choice to grace the cover of the version of NBA2K that will release in Spain, thanks to his amazing court vision that allows him to make some incredible and often times flashy passes.

Marc Gasol is currently the best player from Spain on an NBA roster, however, and few would bother to argue that assertion. But a big man who scores down low and defends at an above-average level just isn’t as exciting as this.

  1. pbtunpaidwriter - Aug 22, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    overrated. bust.

    • csbanter - Aug 22, 2014 at 5:46 PM

      On a team like San Antonio he would thrive. He needs to be on a team with guys that have played internationally. The Twolves have a few one and done players that don’t know how to play without the ball.

      • ProBasketballPundit - Aug 22, 2014 at 7:23 PM

        I disagree. On San Antonio he wouldn’t be allowed to dominate the ball like he does and he’s one of the worst shooters in NBA history so I can’t see him thriving off the ball either because nobody would respect his jump shot.

        I’m actually a Rubio fan but I just can’t see him contributing meaningfully to a winning team until he learns to shoot.

      • sportsfan18 - Aug 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

        Ricky is a bad shooter…

        He FG% this past season was only better than a few other point guards

        Ricky .381% field goal

        Trey Burke .380%
        Shane Larkin .380%
        Devin Harris .378%
        Steve Blake .377%
        Ray McCallum .377%
        Donald Sloan .376%
        Brandon .373%
        John Lucas III .326%
        Alexey Shved .321%
        Marquis Teague .319%
        Phil Pressey .308%

  2. montrealknowledge - Aug 22, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Rubio can’t be on the cover every year.. So like what, 5 year rotation maximum? Unless Kevin Duranto gets the cover. Is there a Spanish SI cover to go around too?

  3. succulentnipples - Aug 22, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Big John Football.

  4. seasickcecil - Aug 22, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Me and Rubio down by the schoolyard.

  5. hauts81 - Aug 22, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    I hope that’s not the actual cover shot. Change that face, Ricky! Enjoy!

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