Mickeal plays with Rubio in Spain and talked about the rapturous reax to The Shag:
Q: On your blog on HoopsHype, you mentioned that you call him “Rock Star”. What’s the craziest scene of fans interacting with Ricky Rubio that you’ve seen in Spain?
Mickeal: Well, he’s got the long, bushy hair and he wears his shorts down… down low (laughs) – and the Rock Star thing came in our first game of the year. We played a team in Galicia, a northern part of Spain, and I saw two girls actually… I mean… I mean… whoa… I don’t know if they passed out, but it was very close to that. I mean, it was unbelievable. I just couldn’t believe it.
Yes, yes? Go on … ?
There were people when we opened the door to come out of our hotel room, and they were already there on the floor. We couldn’t even go to the elevator because they were waiting to see him. And I’ve seen girls… this girl’s face was so red, and she broke down, on the ground. On the ground! Like, two of them – they broke down on the ground. It was unbelievable. I’ve never seen anything like that in basketball.
Sounds more like the Virgin Mary sighting in a Guadalajara grilled cheese last week.
Next, the interviewer, who shall remain nameless, channels his inner Jim Nantz.
Q: So, he’s like the Beatles or the Jonas Brothers?
Mickeal: He’s like a Jonas Brother, that’s right.
If that’s right, I wanna to be wrong.