Over the years, we’ve come to realize that there’s no limit to how many records basketball players can break. For decades, many great basketballers have featured in the league but only a handful of them holds world records like Ricky Rubio. The baller’s career timeline is such an impressive track record to behold. He has almost 10 smashing personal awards such as Mister Europa Player of the Year: (2008), EuroLeague Rising Star: (2010), the Spanish ACB League Rising Star Award (2007), 3× FIBA European Young Player of the Year: (2007, 2008, 2009), Spanish League Most Spectacular Player: (2010), MVP of the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, and many others.
As a member of the Spanish senior national team, he has won bronze in three different events (2016 Summer Olympics, EuroBasket 2017: Bronze, and 2013 EuroBasket) with his teammates, Silver at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and gold at 2009 & 2011 EuroBasket competitions. Together with the Spanish junior national team, Rubio won gold at the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship and bronze at the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship. So you see, this Ricky is a seasoned basketball player as well as a household name in the NBA, EuroLeague, and Spanish ACB League. Let’s take a trip down memory lane to who the baller actually is, what his body measurements look like, and if he is married or dating someone.
Ricky Rubio Biography
Ricky Rubio is the middle child of Tona Vives (mother) and Esteve Rubio (father), who are of Spanish ethnicity. Tona had the basketball player on the 21st day of October 1990, in El Masnou, Catalonia, Spain. He has an older brother called Marc Rubio, a talented basketball player in Spain’s professional league, and a younger sister named Laia Rubio.
Ricky lost his mom, Tona to lung cancer in May 2016, after battling the ailment for four years. Though in his prime, Ricky has already had a lifetime tragedy from cancer – He lost his grandmother, Maria Rosa, at the age of 10 to liver cancer while his grandfather, Vicente died from lung cancer when he was just 12 years old. The basketball player now speaks at cancer charity events and also raises funds for lung cancer research in memory of his dearest mom.
At the moment, the player’s educational achievements are yet to be detailed, as there’s no record of the institutions he attended and the qualifications he obtained. Besides basketball, Rubio is an avid swimmer. He also loves playing beach volleyball and engaging in ocean activities as well.
The basketball player made his professional debut in 2005, in Spain at the age of fourteen, becoming the youngest player in the Spanish ACB League to feature in a professional game. He gained two steals, after which he made his first EuroLeague appearance at the age of 16, on October 24, 2006, setting a record as the first player born in the 1990s to feature in the EuroLeague.
Rubio announced his presence in the NBA in the year 2009 when he was selected as the 5th pick in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft, precisely on June 25, 2009, by the Timberwolves. In the same year, the basketball player went on to sign a six-year contract with FC Barcelona Bàsquet. His next stop was at the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he spent six seasons with the team following his admittance in 2011.
Currently, Ricky Rubio is a point guard for the Utah Jazz of the NBA. He was traded to the Salt Lake City-based football team on June 30, 2017, and ever since, he has continued to grow his game and attain higher heights in his career. Ricky’s most outstanding game for Jazz took place on 3rd February 2018, when he set a new season-high in a victory game against the San Antonio Spurs. He recorded 34 points in the 120–111 win game.
Wife Or Girlfriend? Is He Married Or Dating?
Rubio’s personal life has always been a subject of interest to many people, especially his female fans but sadly, Rubio is not the type that craves the spotlight and this makes it difficult to establish if someone occupies a special place in the heart of the Spanish hunk or not. However, some unreliable sources have linked him to a lady called Veronica Beaulieu, a native of Faribault.
Rubio, who wears the No. 3 jersey for Utah Jazz, stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches, which is proportional to 1. 93 meters. His body weight is measured to be 86 kilograms (190 lb), which is quite impressive and befitting for the spot he covers on the court.