Apr 13, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) and center Gorgui Dieng (5) defend against Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) during the third quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-103. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Ricky Rubio, Gorgui Dieng make dinner bet, Rubio wins

Over the weekend, Ricky Rubio and Gorgui Dieng worked out a friendly wager over their respective countries’ exhibition game in preparation for the upcoming FIBA World Cup. Things got nasty between the two usually-civil teammates.

Spain was always going to destroy Senegal, but Ricky still lured poor Gorgui into his web.

Alas, Spain defeated Senegal rather handily, 88-49. And you better believe that Rubio will be cashing in on his winnings.

But that wasn’t enough for Ricky, who is apparently a savage.

Okay, maybe he’s not quite as ruthless as he was beginning to let on. He did finish his taunt by adding a “Jk”, since he’s Ricky Rubio and he’s really a nice, wonderful person.

At any rate, Spain is dominating as expected, and the tournament will likely come down to a Spain-United States match-up when it’s all said and done. Here’s hoping for continued relative health for all of the teams involved. And that Rubio and Dieng can find some much-needed rest between the conclusion of the World Cup and the start of Wolves’ training camp in a little over a month.

As a reminder: Wiggins Day is this coming Saturday, August 23rd. Appropriately, of course, since Wiggins is the next Michael Jordan. Or something.

Enjoy your Monday.

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