From ESPN.com comes a story of reportage on reportage about reportage on the Ricky Rubio-to-Barcelona story. (So if you include Ball in Europe in on the mix, you’ve got four degrees of separation from the real story whatever that may be. But what the hell, that’s life in the 21st century.)
While Spanish-language outlet Marca.com had reportedly reported that Regal FC Barcelona “agreed to pay Rubio’s former team, DKV Joventut, €3.7 million for the rights to” Rubio, ESPN’s apparently nihilistic “knowledgeable source” informed that “Ricky Rubio hasn’t signed anything. Joventut hasn’t accepted anything. It’s not over yet.”
Of course, Marca.com are no dummies. Yesterday, they reported on the non-possibility of Rubio going to the Memphis Grizzlies to play with Marc Gasol as opposed to playing with the Minnesota Timberwolves; you know, the team that, um, drafted him.
Meanwhile, the ESPN.com story makes reference to “the ever-changing landscape” of story, yet the landscape is changing. It’s just the media reportage of the reportage that’s changing because America is experiencing something of a lull in professional hoops buzz right now.
Ah, isn’t 2009-10 — and the whole darn 21st century — cool so far?