Bring the NBA to Mexico City

The first time I ever went to Mexico, my dad brought us to visit our grandparents, who were alive and living in San Benito, a Texas border town. In...

November 29, 2022
12:18 AM

The first time I ever went to Mexico, my dad brought us to visit our grandparents, who were alive and living in San Benito, a Texas border town. In the early 90s, we crossed over to buy inexpensive medicine and trinkets from vendors. We had grown up poor, mostly living in trailer parks and spare rooms at aunt's and uncle's houses. But when we crossed the border into Mexico, I saw poverty on a scale I didn't know existed. Mothers hoisted milk cartons attached to tree branches for change as naked children huddled around her.

Lee Escobedo