Mi Barrio: Top 16 Hispanic NBA Players

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Mi Barrio: Top 16 Hispanic NBA Players
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The definition of Hispanic is: of, relating to, or being a person of Latin American descent.

Hispanic is NOT a race! Hispanic is more of an ethnic identity that originally came from Spain. A Hispanic can be of any race, but most are racially white. Some are racially black and some are Oriental. It depends totally on whether they are from a Spanish community. That is all it takes to be Hispanic.  

My family, the Montalbo family, came to what is now New Mexico in 1620 (same year as the Pilgrims hit Plymouth Rock), so I know what I am talking about.

The Spanish settlers from 1492 to 1620 did many bad things, like bringing tons of slaves from Africa to islands they took over by killing Indians. Some of these islands including Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Also, places like Mexico, Venezuela and Argentina were settled by the Spanish.

Latinos were never the greatest basketball players, especially since most are so short. I am 5’9” myself. But these are the guys that currently hold down the fort for us Spanish people in the NBA. These are my top 15 favorite. Mi Barrio homeboys!!! Y que buey?               

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