Ron Higgins: Ricky Rubio good, but still no Pete Maravich

Every time Spanish basketball star Ricky Rubio’s name is mentioned in the same breath as the late Pete Maravich, I shake my head. The only things they have in common are a facial resemblance, and the fact Rubio throws an occasional blind or behind-the-back pass. I knew Pete Maravich, saw him play many times in college at LSU and the NBA, and Rubio is no “Pistol Pete.” Maravich remains the most creative ballhandler and passer in the history of the game, and that includes Bob Cousy and Magic Johnson.