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Celebrating with Los Suns

By Jose Romero - Mar 13, 2016

Ah, the annual "Noches Ene-be-a" marketing campaign. The NBA's salute to Hispanic Heritage in March. The uniforms of "Los Bulls," "El Heat," "Los Lakers," "Nueva York," and more. 

Last Wednesday night was Noche Latina at the Phoenix Suns game, featuring Horacio Llamas, a former Suns center who was the first Mexican-born player to play in an NBA game. Llamas is a giant, 6-11 and imposing. Longtime Suns fans remember him and he did a decent job introducing the Suns' starters in Spanish. 

Even if he called Ronnie Price "Ronnie Pierce!" He did rally by calling another NBA player with Latino heritage, baby-faced 19-year-old Devin Booker, "El Nin~o." 

From Suns beat writer Paul Coro, who celebrated "our night," with me: Suns interim head coach Earl Watson has a Mexican mother with whom he grew up. And with the Knicks in town that night, we had Watson, Booker and Llamas in the house with Carmelo Anthony. Definitely a "Noche Ene-be-a." 

The Knicks dominated on the scoreboard. The Suns are building for the future. 

 

 

 

 

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