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Leandro Barbosa
Leandro Barbosa
Position: G
Born: 11/28/82
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:188 lbs. / 85.3 kg.
Salary: $4,000,000
The Suns play the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday from Ciudad de Mexico arena, an enormous venue with nine different levels and seating capacity of 22,300, followed by a sold-out contest against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. The latter will be a tremendous experience for a very young basketball team. “This is very exciting,” said Suns veteran Leandro Barbosa, who hails from Brazil. “This is my second time in Mexico, and you can feel the excitement. They’re my people. I feel like I’m home here.”
After a brief fury of retweets spread his call for help, a police officer found Phoenix Suns player Leandro Barbosa’s lost dog, Maya, Wednesday afternoon. He first tweeted at 1:45 p.m. that Maya got lost while on a walk and earned more than 750 retweets in 45 minutes. He also posted on Instagram and earned almost 2,000 likes in the same amount of time. “Maya is my great companion and I love her very much. Find her will mean the world to me!! #FindMaya,” Barbosa tweeted.
Barbosa was an integral part of the 2015 NBA championship team and essential member of Golden State’s second unit. The Suns offered Barbosa a two-year contract, worth $4 million this season and with a $500,000 guarantee on next season’s $4 million salary to convince him to choose a third Phoenix stint over the Warriors’ offer of a one-year, veteran’s minimum salary of $1.55 million. “We miss ‘LB,’ ” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He’s the best. We’re happy for him that he got the contract here. We were selfishly hoping he’d come back to us but he got a much better deal here financially and a good way to wrap up his career coming back to his original team.”