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Horacio Llamas – First Mexican player in the NBA

Published on July 17th, 2015 by Astramskas, David | 1,265 views

On March 2nd of 1997, Horacio Llamas became the first Mexican to play in the NBA. He scored 2 points and grabbed 1 rebound in 4 minutes of action. A month later he got to become the first Mexican to play Shaq in the NBA and ended up with 4 points and 5 fouls in 9 minutes.

Llamas would go to play a total of 28 games in two season with the Suns. He averaged 2 points and 1 rebound during his time in the league.

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