“The storm ends with time.” Rubio is inspired by Kobe after his injury


Ricky Rubio recalled this Wednesday a phrase from Kobe bryant, “the storm ends with time”, and took it as inspiration to overcome the serious injury in the left knee that has forced him to say goodbye to the season in the NBA.

The Spanish player shared on Twitter an old video of Bryant hours after it was confirmed that he had torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the same one that was injured in 2012 as a rookie for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

“I’ve learned that you always have to keep going, always,” he says. Bryant in that clip. “It does not matter what happens: the storm ends with time. And when the storm is over, you have to make sure you are prepared,” adds the former Lakers player, who died in 2020 in a helicopter accident.

On Instagram, blond shared another message of motivation to recover from his injury: “Difficult roads always lead to beautiful destinations.” These slogans fit the personality of blond, who has built his life and career around constant improvement and strength in the worst moments both on and off the court (his mother passed away from cancer in 2016). His favorite motto is “never too high, never too low“(never too high, never too low).

Bad fortune, in the form of injury, again got in the way of blond. With just 2.20 left to finish Tuesday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, blond, who was playing a great game (almost triple-double with 27 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists), slipped on a penetration and quickly realized that something was wrong with his left knee. The worst omens were fulfilled with the confirmation this Wednesday of his serious injury.

Until yesterday, everything was going great for Ricky Rubio. His team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, is one of the revelations of this season in the NBA, he was performing at a magnificent level, and the franchise pampered him as the veteran and serene leader who had to guide a squad full of young talent. blond he was averaging 13.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 6.6 assists in 28.5 minutes per game.

But the numbers do not reflect his weight in the dressing room, since blond -beside Kevin love– he was the mentor of a very promising squad with young people crying out for passage like Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen, Collin Sexton or Darius Garland.

While waiting for the exact recovery period to be known – it can be up to nine months – his participation in the EuroBasket 2022 in September remains on the air and in summer he will be a free agent at a time of uncertainty in his career due to this injury .

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