Rubio to Bryant: Expect Silver at Olympics
(Ricky) Rubio asked (Kobe) Bryant if he would be there with Team USA. Bryant said yes, so then the Wolves rookie made a prediction: “You know you’re getting the silver medal,” Rubio said. “You know that.”
Meaning, of course, that Spain would win the gold. A brash statement? Perhaps. But not outlandish: Spain won the 2006 title at the World Basketball Championships. In the 2008 Beijing Games, Rubio and (Pau) Gasol were part of a team that lost 118-107 to the Americans in the final.