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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-BRAZILIAN " LEANDRO BARBOSA " IS A PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER AND A SHOOTING GUARD/POINT GUARD IN THE NBA : GOES I NTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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Leandro Barbosa
.Leandro Barbosa
Leandro Barbosa in 2015.jpg
Barbosa in 2015
No. 19 – Golden State Warriors
Position Shooting guard / Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born November 28, 1982 (age 32)
São Paulo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro career 1999–present
Career history
1999–2001 Palmeiras (Brazil)
2001–2003 Tilibra/Bauru (Brazil)
2003–2010 Phoenix Suns
2010–2012 Toronto Raptors
2011 Flamengo Basketball (Brazil)
2012 Indiana Pacers
2012–2013 Boston Celtics
2013–2014 Esporte Clube Pinheiros (Brazil)
2014 Phoenix Suns
2014–present Golden State Warriors
Career highlights and awards
NBA champion (2015)
NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2007)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Medals
Men's Basketball
Competitor for  Brazil
FIBA Americas Championship
Gold medal – first place 2005 Santo Domingo National team
Gold medal – first place 2009 San Juan National team
Leandro Mateus Barbosa (Portuguese pronunciation: [leˈɐ̃dɾu baʁˈbozɐ]; born November 28, 1982)[1] is a Brazilian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In Brazil he is nicknamed "Leandrinho" (Little Leandro), and in the USA he is nicknamed "The Brazilian Blur", referring to his speed.[2]

Contents  
1 Early career
2 NBA career
2.1 San Antonio Spurs
2.2 Phoenix Suns
2.3 Toronto Raptors
2.4 Indiana Pacers
2.5 Boston Celtics
2.6 Washington Wizards
2.7 Return to Brazil
2.8 Return to Phoenix
2.9 Golden State Warriors
3 NBA career statistics
3.1 Regular season
3.2 Playoffs
4 Personal

Early career
Barbosa started his career at Palmeiras when he was 17. He played on São Paulo State Championship under the command of Lula Ferreira, the future Brazil national team coach.[3]

At 19, he played on the principal team of Palmeiras on São Paulo State Championship. He averaged 14.2 points per game. After that he was traded to Tilibra/Bauru on January 2001.[3]

During his first season as a professional in Brazil, playing for Tilibra/Bauru, he was coached by Jorge Guerra. He averaged 15.8 points, 6.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game. He was chosen as Rookie of the Year during the Paulista of 2001.[4] Barbosa ended the season as the fourth ranked player in three point percentage, sixth in assists and eleventh in field goals.[3] In 2002, he won the Brazilian Basketball League with Bauru, and was drafted for the Brazil national basketball team who played in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.[5]

NBA career

Barbosa shoots the ball during a game against the Golden State Warriors on March 16, 2009.
San Antonio Spurs
At 6'3" with a 6'10" wingspan, he was selected 28th overall in the 2003 NBA draft by the San Antonio Spurs but his rights were acquired by the Suns in a trade for a future protected first-round pick.

Phoenix Suns

Barbosa taking a free throw.
Barbosa holds the Suns record for points scored in a game by a rookie as a first-time starter, with 27 against the Chicago Bulls on January 5, 2004.[6] He set the Suns' record for three-point field goals by a rookie in consecutive games when he hit at least one three-pointer per game during a ten-game streak from January 2 to January 19.[6]

During the 2006–2007 season, Barbosa averaged 18.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 32.7 minutes per game despite playing off the bench[7] and was the recipient of the 2006–07 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award.[2]

He scored a career high of 41 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 20, 2009.

Toronto Raptors
On July 14, 2010, Barbosa was traded along with Dwayne Jones to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Hedo Türkoğlu.[8]

On August 18, 2011, Barbosa signed with Flamengo Basketball of Brazil for the duration of the 2011 NBA lockout. His deal had an out-clause that would allow him to return to the NBA once the lockout ended.[9] In December 2011, he returned to the Raptors.

Indiana Pacers
On March 15, 2012, Barbosa was traded to the Indiana Pacers for a future second-round pick.[10] With the help of Barbosa, Indiana improved significantly enough to make it to the second round of the playoffs before losing to the Miami Heat.

Boston Celtics
On October 18, 2012, Barbosa signed with the Boston Celtics.[11]

On February 12, 2013, after a game against the Charlotte Bobcats on February 11, it was confirmed that Barbosa had suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. This injury ruled him out for the rest of the 2012–13 season.[12] He was the third member of the team whose injury ended his season early in a span of three weeks, joining Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger.[citation needed]

Washington Wizards
On February 21, 2013, Barbosa and Jason Collins were traded to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Jordan Crawford.[13] Despite being on the team during that time, he'd never play for the Wizards in the process.

Return to Brazil
On November 19, 2013, Barbosa signed with the Esporte Clube Pinheiros of Brazil for the 2013–14 season. During this time, he averaged over 20 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists for the team. In January 2014, he returned to the United States to play in the NBA once again.[14]

Return to Phoenix
On January 8, 2014, Barbosa signed a 10-day contract with the Phoenix Suns.[15] Barbosa would immediately play for the Suns in their 104–103 close victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. He'd have his best night during the first 10-day contract on January 13 against the New York Knicks when Barbosa would score 21 points, which was his first 20+ point game since 2012 back when he played for Boston. However, Barbosa would have a right shoulder strain after the game.

On January 18, Barbosa signed a second 10-day contract with the Suns.[16] He'd make his first home debut with the Suns in over 4 years a day later in a 117–103 blowout victory against the Denver Nuggets. During his second 10-day contract, Barbosa's best performance came on January 24 at home against the Washington Wizards, where he would score 10 points against them.

On January 28, 2014, following the Suns' road game against the Philadelphia 76ers, which subsequently marked the end of his second 10-day contract, the Suns liked Barbosa's production for the team and decided to sign him for the rest of the 2013–14 NBA season.[17] On March 4, 2014, in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers at home, Barbosa fractured his right hand and as a result, he missed the rest of the season.

Golden State Warriors
On September 10, 2014, Barbosa signed with the Golden State Warriors following his great performance at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.[18] On December 30, 2014, he scored a season-high 17 points in a 126-86 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.[19] Barbosa won his first NBA championship with the Warriors after they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals in six games.

On July 13, 2015, Barbosa re-signed with the Warriors.[20]

NBA career statistics
Legend
  GP Games played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
† Denotes season in which Barbosa won an NBA Championship
Regular season[edit]
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 Phoenix 70 46 21.4 .447 .395 .770 1.8 2.4 1.3 .1 7.9
2004–05 Phoenix 63 6 17.3 .475 .367 .797 2.1 2.0 .5 .1 7.0
2005–06 Phoenix 57 11 27.9 .481 .444 .755 2.6 2.8 .8 .1 13.1
2006–07 Phoenix 80 18 32.7 .476 .434 .845 2.7 4.0 1.2 .2 18.1
2007–08 Phoenix 82 12 29.5 .462 .389 .822 2.8 2.6 .9 .2 15.6
2008–09 Phoenix 70 11 24.4 .482 .375 .881 2.6 2.3 1.2 .1 14.2
2009–10 Phoenix 44 5 17.9 .425 .324 .877 1.6 1.5 .5 .3 9.5
2010–11 Toronto 58 0 24.1 .450 .338 .796 1.7 2.1 .9 .1 13.3
2011–12 Toronto 42 0 22.5 .436 .360 .835 1.9 1.5 .9 .2 12.2
2011–12 Indiana 22 0 19.8 .399 .424 .758 2.2 1.5 .9 .0 8.9
2012–13 Boston 41 2 12.5 .430 .383 .756 1.1 1.4 .4 .1 5.2
2013–14 Phoenix 20 0 18.4 .427 .280 .795 1.9 1.6 .4 .2 7.5
2014–15† Golden State 66 1 14.9 .474 .384 .784 1.4 1.5 .6 .1 7.1
Career 715 112 22.9 .460 .389 .818 2.1 2.3 .9 .1 11.4
Playoffs[edit]
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 Phoenix 12 0 9.7 .343 .400 .500 1.4 1.0 .3 .0 2.5
2006 Phoenix 20 3 31.6 .470 .391 .862 1.6 2.7 .8 .2 14.2
2007 Phoenix 11 1 31.7 .405 .305 .718 3.5 2.2 1.1 .2 15.8
2008 Phoenix 5 1 28.6 .345 .222 .909 4.0 1.8 .6 .0 10.4
2010 Phoenix 16 0 15.6 .417 .343 .708 1.3 1.3 .3 .1 7.2
2012 Indiana 11 0 20.3 .370 .150 .500 2.2 1.3 .5 .1 5.7
2015† Golden State 21 0 10.9 .443 .348 .818 1.3 0.9 .3 .0 5.0
Career 96 5 20.2 .420 .325 .771 1.9 1.6 .5 .1 8.6
Personal[edit]
Barbosa married Brazilian actress Samara Felippo in 2008. They have two daughters, Alícia (born June 25, 2009) and Lara, born in May 2013. They divorced in 2013. [21][22] Barbosa's nephew, Ricardo Barbosa, was a teammate of his during his half-season with Pinheiros.[23]