JJ Barea Thrown a Championship Parade in Puerto Rico

by June 23, 2011
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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.”