Juan Toscano-Anderson visits the presidency with the NBA trophy

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, received this Monday in his office in Mexico City his compatriot Juan Toscano-Anderson and the NBA champion trophy that the forward won with the Golden State Warriors.

“Juan Toscano is the Mexican basketball player who triumphed in the United States, with the San Francisco Warriors. We thank him very much for the victory because we say that he got it with the best basketball team in the world, ”said the president in a video shared on his social networks.

The forward, who made his professional debut in 2015 in the Mexican League with the Soles de Mexicali, received permission from his team to bring the NBA champion trophy to Mexico to share it with his compatriots.

On June 16, Toscano became the first Mexican to win the Larry O’Brien trophy, which is awarded to the NBA monarch, with the Warriors, who beat the Boston Celtics 4-2 in the Finals.

The native of Oakland (USA), but of a Mexican mother, celebrated the Golden State title with a Mexican flag both on the court of the TD Garden and in the parade in San Francisco.

“He made us very proud because he came out with the flag of our country to celebrate the championship, he does not forget the origin of his family and that, Juan, we are very grateful. Greetings to all your Mexican and American relatives, that is why we must maintain the unity of our peoples, it is very important,” López Obrador added.

The 29-year-old basketball player averaged 4.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 13.6 minutes per game last regular season with the Warriors.

In the ‘playoffs’, Toscano’s activity dropped and he left numbers of 0.8 points, 0.7 rebounds and 0.6 assists on average in 3.5 minutes per game.

“It is an honor to represent Mexicans at the highest level in the world. I feel nervous and happy to be with you. I love Mexico, all the people of Mexico, thanks for the support, long live Mexico,” Toscano told López Obrador.

Juan Toscano also participated in Mexico with the Fuerza Regia de Monterrey, with which he won two titles, in 2017 and 2019.