Nov 4, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (9) dribbles the ball in the second quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Rick Rubio nutmegs Jarrett Jack on pass to Kevin Love (GIF)


You can see Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio’s European influence in this play. Jarrett Jack is squaring him up as he approaches the arc and Rubio gets a little unconventional. Rubio passes the ball through his legs to forward Kevin Love who is in the post.

In soccer thats called a nutmeg. It looked like Love wanted the ball up high at first but Rubio either hesitated or decided it was too risky. The creativity from Rubio is fun to watch though. Love takes a dribble and puts it in off the glass for the easy bucket.

[h/t] CJ Zero

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