Ricky Rubio announces retirement from NBA; battle for your “mental health” | video

Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio announced his decision this Thursday end his NBA career after 12 years in the best league in the world, inactive since the break he decided to take last summer in “take care” of your mental health.

Own Blonde posted on social network”X’ a decision that was recently reported in the media, put forward by a journalist from ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski.

Native of El Masnou, Barcelona, he abandoned the last world championship and came out of a call to Spain and reported that problem with your mental health what he continues to fight for.

On your social networks Rubio explained what a processed ending is a lot of time.

July 30th was one of the hardest nights of my life. My head was plunged into darkness, I knew which direction it was going, but I never thought that I was not in control of the situation. The next day I decided to end my professional career.

And the Spanish basketball player added:

Someday, when the time comes, I would like to share my experience with everyone to help others go through something similar. Until then I will keep this a secret out of respect for myself and my family as I am still working on my mental health. I am proud to say that I am doing much better and getting better every day. I want to send you this message today because my NBA career is over.

Blonde thereby confirming the end of his contract with Cleveland Cavaliers For end his NBA careerwithout closing the door a return to the slopes of Europe is possible.

It all started in June 2009, on draft night in New York. Dream. After 12 years of playing in the NBA, with ups and downs, I have a lot of good memories and good relationships. Minnesota, Utah, Phoenix and Cleveland, thank you.

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“A special mention goes to Cleveland, my last home. I know things ended hard, I never thought it would go this way, but you have a great franchise, with Kobe and J.B. what they understood and respected my situation as much as possible, worry about me as a person. Thank you everyone,” he concludes.

Thus, Ricky Rubio, 33 years old, completed his journey to the NBA after the last three years in Cleveland. The Catalan point guard missed the whole year recovering from an injury. serious knee injurythe second of his career, suffered at the end of 2021.

The point guard came to the NBA after shining in Joventut and play after two years in Barça. Rubio was fifth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft for the Minnesota Timberwolves where he played the first six years of his career before going through Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns and Cavaliers.

(according to information from Europe Press)

Source: Aristegui Noticias