Tweet of the Day went to Ricky Rubio, who did some spirited trash talking against his Timberwolves teammate Kevin Love about the upcoming (now concluded) exhibition game between Team USA and Team Spain.
Rubio will unfortunately miss the Olympics due to a torn ACL, but appears to be confident in Spain’s ability to beat Team USA. He should reconsider that confidence, however, given the fact that his team was ultimately blown out 100-78. It is worth noting that Marc Gasol sat out the contest due to a shoulder injury. Pau Gasol stepped up for 19 points while Serge Ibaka added 16 early points, but Spain had no answer for Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James as they combined to score 52 points on 20-of-30 shooting.