Ricky Rubio Rumors

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Ricky Rubio
Position: G
Born: 10/21/90
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $13,400,000
After going through chemotherapy three times—the first two leading to remission for a short period of time—the cancer kept coming back and Tona had metastases after the last treatment, with the cancer spreading to her backbone. Tona battled to the very end, even having chemotherapy in Minneapolis to spend time with Rubio. “She was the most positive person I ever met,” Rubio told the NBPA after a recent practice. “And she kept battling for four years and always with a smile on her face, and always giving me courage when I was the one who was supposed to give her some courage. So I’m really proud for the mom that raised me. I’m really missing her, but I remember her with the nice days.”
7 days ago via NBPA
Enduring the loss of Tona and Saunders during the same NBA season had a profound impact on Rubio. Working with his childhood friend and business manager, Lucas Charte, he’s currently in the process of starting his first foundation for later this year, which will be focused on cancer and children with special needs and disabilities. And he’s planning his first charity celebrity game for next summer in Minnesota, which will assist A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation with cancer research and resources. Also for next summer, he’s organizing his first academy for kids in Minnesota to teach basketball and healthy living.
7 days ago via NBPA