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After singing the National Anthem prior to Game 3 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio, Sebastien De La Cruz was greeted with more criticism than any 11-year-old should ever have to experience.
But the hateful and racist remarks did not faze De La Cruz, who returned to perform the anthem again for Game 4 on Thursday and was given a standing ovation by the San Antonio crowd.
“With the racist remarks, it was just people how they were raised,” De La Cruz, who was discovered on America’s Got Talent, told KENS 5 in San Antonio. “My father and my mama told me you should never judge people how they look.”
De La Cruz also responded via his personal Twitter account, in a message that has been retweeted nearly 2,500 times.
Please do not pay attention to the negative people. I am an American living the American Dream. This is part of the American life.— Sebastien De La Cruz (@selcharrodeoro) June 12, 2013
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Sebastien De La Cruz became famous last year because of his impressive performances on America's Got Talent.
The 11-year-old mariachi singer was back in the headlines this week, not because of his outstanding rendition of the national anthem before Game 3 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio, but because of the slew of hateful and racist tweets that the young Spurs fan had to endure...
An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets earned a roaring ovation in an encore performance Thursday night.
Sebastien De La Cruz, a mariachi singer, was congratulated by San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra at midcourt afterward.
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