Cavaliers guard Ricky Rubio takes mental health break – rezal404

Ricky Rubio NBA Cleveland Cavaliers

FILE–Ricky Rubio #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

Spain’s Ricky Rubio of the Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Saturday that he was taking a break from his NBA career to “take care of my mental health.”

His decision comes a few weeks before the Basketball World Cup, which Rubio won with Spain four years ago.

“I have decided to suspend my professional activity to take care of my mental health,” Rubio said.

The 32-year-old, playing in the NBA since 2011, has had repeated cruciate ligament injuries.

On Saturday he thanked the Spanish Basketball Federation for their support in his decision to step back.

Rubio signed a new three-year deal with the Cleveland team in July 2022 with a contract reportedly worth over $18 million.

In 2019, La Roja won the World Cup in Beijing and Rubio was crowned MVP (best player) of the competition.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.

Your subscription has been successful.

Read Next

Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.