The NBA breathes new life into the basketball court in Ixtlan, Sierra Norte de Oaxaca

The NBA breathes new life into the basketball court in Ixtlan, Sierra Norte de Oaxaca

Oaxaca de Juarezbetween shades of pink and yellow, cyrano basketball came back to life in Ixtlan de Juarezto receive dozens of young athletes practicing the so-called lunge and attending the “opening” of the Municipal Court, where the Benito Juárez Championship is held year after year.

Headquarters, which for 46 years has given rise to Basketball Championship The most representative of the country Oaxaca Intervention was initiated by US National Basketball League (NBAfor its English acronym), to celebrate its seventy-fifth anniversary.

visual artist Julio Silva It was chosen by the association to use the court as a plaque that is part of the mountain culture.

For over 15 days, the artist worked on a concept inspired by the 1990s cartoon, and in this style captured the skulls, endemic plants, and other characters that make up an altar. The Oaxacan artist was also involved in the creation process Oscar Exo.

The NBA choose that Ixtlan de Juarez For being a place where people have been playing for decades Basketball. Also, the other municipalities of Torreon, San Luis Potosi, and Mexico City will have previously reconstituted courts NBA.

After the opening of the municipal stadium that today shows the emblems of the American Association, the boys and girls participated in the activities that consisted of a tournament and small competitions.

Photo: Mario Arturo Martinez

There was also an exhibition of the Dunker Christopher Stapleswho was happy and grateful for the participation and enthusiasm of the young people and children who came to Ixtlan Square, even from other municipalities in the state.

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