Boston Celtics A big man Al Horford He took to Instagram to celebrate the recent renovation of a basketball court in La Romana, a coastal town in his native Dominican Republic. In a statement posted along with a video describing the project, Horford said it was part of the NBA’s 75th anniversary celebration.
The league helped modernize the court and facilities at Club Quisquea, one of 50 courts. Improvement projects In Latin America and beyond. “I’m excited for the youth of my country to play the game and make great memories for years to come.” Horford said in his Instagram post.
Horford is one of ten Dominican players in NBA history, and this spring he became the first to compete for an NBA title. His father, Tito Horford, became the first Dominican-born player to suit up for the Bucks during the 88-89 season. The younger Horford does It is said that they represent His home country in the 2023 FIBA World Cup with Karl-Anthony Towns and Chris Duarte.
Horford has long represented his Dominican roots. As a beginner He made a friend Boston Red Sox great David Ortiz, also a Dominican citizen. And Horford did as a member of the Boston Celtics Deep relationships with the city’s large Dominican community.
The new court at La Romana features a stylized center court image of a basketball being dunked in traditional carnival attire. Designed by Dominican artist Johan Dovente.
July 12, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; United States forward LeBron James (6) defends against Dominican Republic center Al Horford (10) at the Thomas & Mack Center in the first half. Mandatory credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA Today Sports
Emilio Garcia Duarte, the NBA’s vice president of marketing for Latin America, spoke about the project a few weeks ago when it was announced.
García Duarte said, “Such projects contribute to the growth of the NBA in the region and bring value to the community by improving their sports infrastructure and promoting basketball practice in La Romana.”
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