J.J. Barea Wears the Puerto Rico Flag During NBA Finals Ceremony (Pictures)

There have been seven NBA players who were born in Puerto Rico, and none are more accomplished in the League than J.J. Barea. The diminutive Dallas point guard had 15 points in the team’s Game 6 close-out win, and the Mavs won all three games after he was inserted into the team’s starting lineup. During the championship trophy ceremony, he made his home country proud by adorning the Puerto Rico flag. Check out the pictures of J.J. Barea wearing the Puerto Rican flag:

Barea was a key factor in the Mavs winning the title and he did his country proud. As if his country didn’t already love him enough for this billboard, you know they’ll love him even more now that they’ve seen him represent the country’s flag on the biggest stage possible. He earned that title.

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  • Hector Alejandro

    Puerto Rico is not a country.

  • Anonymous

    Hector  Alejandro….whatever makes you happy…sure…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mayda-Rodriguez-Torres/519201447 Mayda Rodriguez Torres

    really, so segun tu que es Puerto Rico???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=712675645 Tom Cruz

    Sorry, but is not. It is a U.S. territory.  But do we feel like we are and we are proud of it? Yes. Why? Because we have our own culture and we live our way, without regrets and enjoying who we are rather than argue about what other think we are.

  • Anonymous

    It’s huge down there, my friend at work is from PR, doesn’t follow bball at all, but is glued to the set because of JJ

  • http://www.facebook.com/lmgandy Luis M. Gandulla

    We are a nation and a country, fighting for sovereighty from Spain and the USA for more than a 100 years without success.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GCCQRTLAIWIWXCUEK7PRTSS6IU Mary

    Puertoricans go fight in the wars with the US…. ya should be proud Sir

  • Anonymous

    If you are insinuating that Puerto Ricans have never part taken in any Wars that involved the US, than you are the bigest jackass in the world. About 18,000 Puerto Ricans served in WWI, The 65th Infantry Regiment,AKA “The Borinqueneers”,was an all-volunteer Puerto Ricans regiment of the US Army participated in WWI, WWII, and the Korean war. My Grandfather was in WWII, my father in Law received the purple heart in the Vietnam war, and many of my family members to include myself and wife were in the military and I have 2 of my nephews entering this coming fall. We are proud of being Puerto Ricans/Americans. We do not go around complaining about immigration and sporting (your) foreign flags at the same time and expect equality.
    We will always serve our country and be proud of our culture so, respectfully do not speak about something that you do not know anything about.  And Hector Alejandro, Puerto Rico is part of the U.S and it so happens that we have two RED, WHITE, and BLUE flags.