|Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will help on and off the court. (Getty Images)|
In his rookie season, he finished sixth in the NBA in assists per game with 8.2 before blowing out his ACL with 25 games left in the season. As he works his way back from the serious knee injury, he's slowly rounded his way back into racking up assists. He's averaging 6.0 on the season, 8.8 per 36 minutes (8.6 per 36 his rookie season), and has a career assist percentage of 37.6 percent.
But that's not the only place Rubio is lending a helping hand. He's helping spread awareness about cardiac arrest. The Medtronic Foundation is promoting the Heart Rescue Project online with a website that walks you through what to do if you witness someone at the gym or in the mall or in any public environment suffer a cardiac arrest.
By going to this website, you can basically go through a "choose your own adventure" type video of saving someone at the gym with the help of Rubio, who is working out next to you. Choose the wrong option and you'll gravely endanger the victim and possibly even see them pass away.
There are options like chest compressions, sending Rubio to go find help, or asking Rubio to help get an AED (automated external defibrillator) machine to bring the person back to life. To be honest, the first time I tried this exercise on the website, I may have picked a fatal decision by accident.
(HINT: Do not send Ricky for help.)
This is a good cause and a cool way for players like Rubio to get involved in promoting it. Learn some necessary tips to help someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest, and pick up a few assists of your own.