Rubio was born in 1990 in El Masnou, Spain. He has a younger sister, Laia and an older brother, Marc, who has played professionally in Spain. Rubio had an illustrious international career prior to joining the NBA, as he was the youngest player to ever play in Spain's ACB League (14 years old). He went on to spend several seasons with Joventut Badalona and FC Barcelona before coming to the United States. Rubio cares deeply about cancer awareness, as he started the Tona Vives Lung Cancer Awareness Fund in honor of his late mother, who passed away in 2016 due to lung cancer. Rubio also won the 2017 NBA Cares Community Assist award due to his work with Five For The Fight, a charity dedicated to the eradication of cancer. You can follow Rubio on Twitter (@rickyrubio9) and Instagram (@ruuufio).