JJ Barea Thrown a Championship Parade in Puerto Rico

by June 23, 2011


Puerto Rico’s most famous basketball player was feted by his fellow country folk yesterday (with more celebrations in the works) for winning an NBA title. From the Star-Telegram: “More than 1,000 folks showed up for a two-hour long parade in San Juan, Puerto Rico, today in honor of Dallas Mavericks guard JJ Barea. The parade was given for Barea – a native of Puerto Rico – to show appreciation for him helping the Mavs win the NBA title on June 12 … Barea, who made $1.815 million this past season, becomes a free agent on July 1 and said he would love to remain with the Mavs if a fair deal can be worked out … In addition to [Wednesday’s] parade, another one is planned for Barea on Thursday in his hometown of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.”