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The Ballad of Horacio Llamas and the NBA’s Great Southern Migration

A history of how basketball crossed the border in 1996 and resulted in Mexico City’s 2021 NBA G League debut

Original illustration by Khendra

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When Horacio Llamas, the 6'11" teenager from Sinaloa, Mexico, migrated to Tucson, Arizona, he became the first Mexican to cross the border…

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Alan Chazaro

Alan Chazaro

Bay Area writer, blogger, teacher. Books: Piñata Theory (2020); This Is Not a Frank Ocean Cover Album (2019). Twitter + IG: @alan_chazaro

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