Latin Heritage Month: NBA teaches America how to speak Mexican

Q: What’s the Mexican word for “heat”?

A: El heat.

Yes, the La NBA is back with its annual Latin Heritage promotion, where it pays tribute to the league’s Latino fans by replacing the English team names on uniforms with their Mexican equivalents.

Examples:

NBA Latin Heritage

As you can see, it’s easy to speak Mexican. Just add El or Los in the right spots and you too can be bilingual.

Let’s translate this paragraph from the story linked above into Mexican. First the English:

Noches éne•bé•a 2015 games, seven of which will air nationally on ABC, ESPN, and NBA TV, will include special telecasts, in-arena festivities, and distinctive NBA team uniforms to be worn by eight teams. Additionally, all 30 NBA teams will wear specially designed Noches éne•bé•a shooting shirts from adidas, the league’s official oncourt apparel provider, during the first two weeks of March. The celebrations will be supported by television and radio advertising on both English- and Spanish-language media across the country as well as unique content on the league’s Spanish-language Web site, enebea.com, and its English and Spanish-language social media pages.

Now in Mexican:

Noches éne•bé•a 2015 games, seven of which will air nationally on El ABC, El ESPN, and El NBA TV, will include los special telecasts, los in-arena festivities, and los distinctive NBA team el uniforms to be worn by eight teams. Additionally, all 30 La NBA teams will wear los specially designed Noches éne•bé•a shooting shirts from el adidas, the league’s official oncourt el apparel provider, during the first two weeks of el March. The celebrations will be supported by el television and el radio advertising on both English- and Spanish-language media across el country as well as unique content on el league’s Spanish-language Web site, enebea.com, and its English and Spanish-language social media los pages.

Also, a handy tip. When talking Mexican, it helps to speak slowly and in a loud voice.

According to league spokesmen, the Latin Heritage Month promotion was conceived by GOP presidential candidate El Donald Trump.

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