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JTA will seek to become the first Mexican champion with the Angels Lakers

By James Brown

JTA will seek to become the first Mexican champion with the Angels Lakers

He is the first Mexican to win an NBA championship title.

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Last season Juan Toscano Anderson became the first Mexican NBA champion. Before the former Golden State Warriors player there were only 4 Mexicans who played in the NBA; Horacio Llamas who played 2 seasons with the Phoenix Suns, Eduardo Najera who played for Denver, Charlotte, Brooklyn and Dallas, Gustavo Ayon and Jorge Gutierrez. Of all of them, only Juan Toscano Anderson won the long-awaited championship.

After winning the championship with the Golden State Warriors, the Mexican was announced as the new player of the Los Angeles Lakers. Although he is not the most talented player, he is a player that will help the Los Angeles Lakers a lot because he is a great defender and has a lot of energy, energy that the Lakers lacked last season.

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The now Los Angeles Lakers player assures that he is still in a dream and will work to be a champion again. In an exclusive interview with TUDN reporter Daniel Schvartzman, Juan Toscano-Anderson said he is more than focused on earning the starting job with the Lakers and playing alongside LeBron James. "There are a lot of things I want to accomplish this year, but the most important is that I want to win a championship. I know it's going to be very difficult but that's the big goal.

"I have goals every game, I want to score 15 points, 20 points, I want to play 30 minutes, but those are all minor things. The most important thing is that we win. Playing next to LeBron James it's possible to win a championship and I want to be part of that, I'm going to work to be part of the starting team that competes for the championship."

Toscano's impact off the court

Juan Toscano Anderson's impact goes beyond the court. The number of Mexicans in California is growing. The fact that Toscano Anderson is part of the Laker team means an increase in the market, not only Mexican but also Latino for the team that wears gold and purple. The Lakers have already put their trust in the Mexican, now it's up to him to respond on the court and try to fulfill his dream of becoming the first Mexican to win the championship with the Los Angeles Lakers.





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