By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Ricky Rubio led Spain to its second FIBA World Cup gold medal and earned the Final and tournament MVP in the process. He has been ecstatic to win it all of course but Rubio noted that he found a lot more than just winning during the tournament:
“Well, right now, we made history and we were ready for that. We had a great tournament, you gotta give credit to Argentina. We had to fight for this win. It’s just amazing how the whole tournament has been. It was us as a team. We weren’t the most talented, we weren’t the biggest team, we weren’t – put anything you want – but we were the team who has a big heart and we showed it tonight, we showed it during the whole tournament. I couldn’t be more proud to have the teammates and coaching staff we had. We feel like this is going to go down as a memory for us as a family. And that’s bigger than just winning the World Cup. It’s a family for life,” he said.
Rubio also dedicated this win to his late mom: “I lost my mom three years ago. She was behind me and pushing me every day to get the best out of me. I know there’s nobody in this world who loved me more than her. She’s still driving me every day. Even if she’s not here, I feel it.”
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