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lol @ Lin

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post #6227 of 27330
reports coming in that Rubio may have a possible torn ACL. He was positive for the simple "drawer test" on physical exam (where if the knee slides forward or backward) you can pre assess if its the ACL or PCL strain/tear.

hopefully there's no cruciate damage and its a torn meniscus or better a MCL. but even slight ACL tears these days with sports stars are treated with ACL reconstruction.
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Damn.

http://www.startribune.com/blogs/53702862.html
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Source: Rubio lost for season with torn ACL knee ligament

Just when the franchise finally had reversed four long, losing seasons by surpassing .500 to become a playoff contender for the first time since 2004, Rubio was injured late in Friday’s home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Rehabilitation time for such an injury usually is six to nine months, which means Rubio also likely will miss playing for Spain in the London Summer Olympics that begin in July.

On Thursday, the NBA introduced a commercial on its TNT doubleheader promoting Rubio’s passion, “unbridled joy” and ability to see things before they happen, which is why the commercial’s tag line is, “So he already knows El Futuro Es Big.”

That, btw, means The Future is Big.

On Friday, Rubio fell to the floor clutching his left knee and shin after he went to help defend Lakers star Kobe Bryant. He planted to his left foot in an attempt to block Bryant’s path with the ball and his knee appeared to buckle just before he collided with Bryant.

He was called for a foul on the play, an infraction that sent Bryant to the free-throw line for the eventual game-winning free throws in a 105-102 victory.
The Wolves not only lost the game on the play, they lost their starting point guard and a player who finally, after all these years, has made them internationally relevant again.
Rubio was helped to the bench, where he held his hand over his eyes while the team’s athletic trainer probed Rubio’s knee with his hands.
He tried to walk during an ensuing timeout, but only made it a few steps before the knee gave out on him and he was helped back to the bench. Teammates helped him to the locker room at the game’s conclusion and he later left the arena walking with the help of a friend.

As of Friday night, Rubio and fellow rookie Derrick Williams were the only Timberwolves who had played in all 41 games this season.

He had started 31 of those after coach Rick Adelman brought him off the bench for his first 10 NBA games before moving him into the starting lineup alongside fellow point guard Luke Ridnour.

Without him, the Wolves are left with veterans Ridnour and J.J. Barea at point guard.

Barea has missed 18 games this season because of a variety of injuries, the latest being a sprained ankle that’s expected to keep him sidelined until the Wolves embark on a seven-game, 13-day road trip that begins Monday in Phoenix.

The Wolves ended Friday’s game – their 18th consecutive loss to the Lakers – without either Rubio or Love.

Love was a late scratch to the lineup because of back spasms that had bothered him since he fell during a game against Portland on Wednesday.
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KAHN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Shit, as bad as that is for Sota, they weren't going anywhere this season anyway.

For Spain, however, this is fucking catastrophic. As a bball fan, I'm upset because I wanted to see a full strength Spanish squad run against the US
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Minny is half a game away from a playoff spot behind Houston and with Lowry being hospitalized, there's a good chance they could have made it. They're also just 1.5 game behind Dallas for 7th and 2 games behind Denver for 6th place.

Being a playoff would be a big deal for Minny. They barely get any national TV time and that could earn them plenty of exposure and gain more fans and revenue.
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Minny is half a game away from a playoff spot behind Houston and with Lowry being hospitalized, there's a good chance they could have made it. They're also just 1.5 game behind Dallas for 7th and 2 games behind Denver for 6th place.
Being a playoff would be a big deal for Minny. They barely get any national TV time and that could earn them plenty of exposure and gain more fans and revenue.

or they could be like those lucky bulls, spurs or orlando teams that got a top pick in the draft with the one lottery ball with an already stacked team and become insta-finals contenders next year - if they miss the playoffs barely
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Heat pulled out an unlikely win vs. Indiana icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Steph Curry rolls his ankle again stepping on somebody's foot. With trade deadline coming up, I think his value just dropped. My guess is he won't be traded and will just shut it down the rest of the season.
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Can someone explain to me how the piece of shits in the NBA (like Ron Artest -- err, Mette Dipshit) are still allowed to play?
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Can someone explain to me how the piece of shits in the NBA (like Ron Artest -- err, Mette Dipshit) are still allowed to play?

Why what happened? Didnt see the game.

BTW, I cringe every time I hear that name. The announcers must really hate him.
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I didn't see anything out of the ordinary... he played pretty well.
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Can someone explain to me how the piece of shits in the NBA (like Ron Artest -- err, Mette Dipshit) are still allowed to play?
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Why what happened? Didnt see the game.
BTW, I cringe every time I hear that name. The announcers must really hate him.

Nothing happened. Typical Lakers-Celtics game, with a bit of typical chippiness. Metta played well.
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Yeah Artest did well with those 3 pointers that closed the gap

What else was there? Bynum played very well

Must be a laker hater
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Yeah Artest did well with those 3 pointers that closed the gap
What else was there? Bynum played very well
Must be a laker hater

I assume the reference is to that little dust-up between Metta, Pierce, and KG under the Celtics basket near the end. No big deal, and if anything KG and Pierce were the instigators. Hardly a "dipshit" play by Metta. Just tough basketball at the end of a close game. Rondo wearing wrap-around shades in the pre-game? Kind of dipshitty. lol8[1].gif


Yeah, Bynum was overjoyed, nice to see that.

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