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Ricky Rubio Goes Behind the Back Twice for Layup During First Triple-Double Game

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterMarch 13, 2013

Ricky Rubio most definitely messed around and got a triple-double. 

The Minnesota Timberwolves point guard had what we in the business like to call "a pretty good day." The 22-year old led his 22-win team to a victory over the best team in the West. 

Not only did they down the San Antonio Spurs, 107-83, Rubio went out and secured the very first triple-double of his career. 

Along the way, he was pulling off audacious moves and silly behind-the-back shots that put some sizzle into a remarkable game. 

Spanish Magic was at work. 

The play of the game was this ridiculous double behind-the-back layup that will serve him fairly well through his career, considering it's apparently unstoppable. 

Rubio went behind-the-back to get around Patty Mills, which isn't exactly like pulling off an Ocean's Eleven-type heist. 

After the move worked so well, he pulled it off against Aron Baynes, which, in fairness, isn't exactly like pulling off an Ocean's Thirteen-type heist.

Not that this was the only great moment of the game.

Here is a video highlighting the best all-around night of Rubio's career.


Rubio finished the game with 21 points, 12 assists and 13 rebounds. For what it's worth, he also posted a plus-minus of plus-23. 

The Spurs were without Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard, but Rubio was working the boards and dishing dimes without Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic

It's time to pay close attention to this Rubio kid.


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