Even with one of the largest hurdles to an immigration overhaul overcome, optimistic lawmakers on Sunday cautioned they had not finished work on a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants.
From dance team members waving pompoms to signs reading “We Love You Ricky!” and a full-page ad in the local newspaper, the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled out all the stops to make Ricky Rubio feel welcome on the day of his long anticipated arrival from Spain.
Marco Rubio laughs at the idea, heard from some pundits recently, that he’s the “Republican Obama.” “I’m not sure people even want to be the Democrat Obama these days,” he says. For Rubio, the unlikely front-runner in the Florida Republican Senate primary race, the label is a measure of the unhappiness many people feel with their political choices at any given moment. “There’s always this constant desire for new people to enter the process,” he explains. Now, he’s the new guy.
Minnesota Timberwolves prospect Ricky Rubio has been named the best young male player in Europe for the third year in a row.
The Timberwolves said Thursday the honor comes from the European division of the international basketball governing body FIBA.
The NBA’s quick swing through Spain didn’t yield Ricky Rubio, although it did provide plenty of anticipation for one of Europe’s biggest talents.
The Spaniard’s decision to play at least two more years at home despite being drafted fifth overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in June had left many in North America puzzled.
When Ricky Rubio told the Minnesota Timberwolves that he would not be coming to the NBA this year, fellow rookie Jonny Flynn instantly gained a lot more playing time.
Drafted right behind Rubio in June, Flynn expected to share time at point guard with the Spanish 18-year-old besides playing alongside him occasionally in a small and quick backcourt.
Ricky Rubio wants to keep playing basketball in Spain, saying a move to the Minnesota Timberwolves would be too risky and complicate his life.
The 19-year-old point guard was sent from DKV Joventut to Barcelona on Tuesday after the Catalan club paid Rubio’s $5 million buyout clause.
Ricky Rubio’s Spanish pro team has agreed to trade his rights to Regal FC Barcelona in a deal that will prevent the 18-year-old point guard from joining the Minnesota Timberwolves for two years, according to two internet reports.
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