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Quote of the Day: Popovich isn’t worried about Rubio

San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 24: Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs walks the sideline during their game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on January 24, 2011 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Gregg Popovich

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“These guys, they travel around the world,” Popovich said of international players such as Ricky Rubio and Manu Ginobili. “They’re more cultured than we are. Everyone acts like Americans are the ones ... we have sort of an arrogance about us. Like we’re the cultured ones? Are you serious? Have you watched TV lately? Have you seen what Americans do? How many languages do you speak? And you wonder how they’re going to adjust to our culture? I hope they avoid it and keep their own!”

—Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on how Ricky Rubio would adjust to American culture, via the Star Tribune.