Dallas Mavericks: J.J. Barea visits high school with an important message

Dallas Mavericks J.J. Barea Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks J.J. Barea Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea visited Holyoke High School in Massachusetts on Sept. 7 to spread a crucial message.

A contingent of current and former Dallas Mavericks went to Massachusetts this weekend.  The Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame held the induction ceremony for the class of 2018.  That drew owner Mark Cuban, head coach Rick Carlisle, and legend Dirk Nowitzki to support former Mavs Jason Kidd and Steve Nash in their inclusion.  One current Maverick went for different reasons, though.

Barea’s event-filled weekend

J.J. Barea had a long weekend to remember in Massachusetts.  First, he was honored by the Hall of Fame with the Mannie Jackson Human Spirit Award on Sept. 6.

The next morning, Barea and Coach Carlisle went to Holyoke High School to speak to the students.  Barea shared about his personal experiences and the importance of staying in school.  You can see a short clip here courtesy of Dwain Price.

Here is a quote from Barea about his visit to the school.

That night, he attended the induction ceremonies at the Hall of Fame.

J.J. Barea had a weekend to remember that that is for sure.  The Mavs backup point guard is a genuine leader and a player that fans should love having as part of the team.

Final thoughts

The Dallas Mavericks organization had an amazing weekend, and J.J. Barea was a massive part of that.  He received an award, shared his inspiration at a high school and saw two of the all-time greats at his position become Hall of Famers.  It will be a few days that Barea will remember fondly.

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