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Latino fans celebrate ‘Los Suns’ playoff run

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When Phoenix Suns level guard Chris Paul injured his shoulder within the first recreation of the opening spherical of NBA Playoffs towards the Los Angeles Lakers, Sal Lopez — born and raised in Phoenix and a self-described lifelong Suns fan — put up a veladorafor him.

This was not your typical prayer candle. It featured a picture of Paul’s face imposed over a saint-like determine in a tall glass, carrying spiritual icons and donning a halo. He posted the veladora on-line. 

The altered photograph circulated amongst Latino fans on social media. An identical picture with taking pictures guard Devin Booker gained traction as nicely, after his standout video games within the collection that eradicated the reigning NBA champs.

“That was really cool,” Lopez stated with a chuckle. “It was something that everybody rallied around, and then everybody was spreading it. So I think that was super awesome.”

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