Sebastien de la Cruz to Sing National Anthem Encore Tonight at NBA Finals

Jun 13, 2013
5:04 PM

Add this to another happy ending, all thanks to social media. According to, Sebastien de la Cruz, the 11-year-old San Antonio native whose grace and class flourished in response to a series of racist tweets he received for singing the national anthem before Game 3 of the NBA Finals, is returning to the AT&T Center tonight to give an encore performance of the national anthem before the start of Game 4.


Here is what the outlet reported:

Sebastien De La Cruz, known as San Antonio’s “Little Mariachi,” did such a fantastic job singing “The Star- Spangled Banner” the first time, the Spurs have invited him back for an encore.

That’s the word from a reliable source, who said the 11-year-old, a former “America’s Got Talent” semifinalist, will return to perform the national anthem in the AT&T Center before tonight’s Game 4 of the Spurs-Heat series.

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