Mexico's 'Barefoot Giants Of The Mountains' Get A Taste Of Basketball Dream

The Triqui basketball team, made up of children from the mountainous region of Oaxaca, Mexico, got a taste of the big game when they visited Los Angeles to watch the LA Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves play.

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    Members of The Triqui kids basketball team, made up of children from the mountainous region of the Mexican state of Oaxaca greet Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol before an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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    Froylan Ignacio Ramirez, 9, far right, eats a taco of Chapulins, a grasshoppers taco, a traditional Oaxacan delicacy, as The Triqui kids basketball team, made up of children from the mountainous region of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, is welcomed at the community center of Casa Oaxaca in Los Angeles Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. The team has been dubbed "the barefooted giants of the mountains'' after learning how to play basketball barefooted and win international matches. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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    The Triqui kids basketball team, made up of children from the mountainous region of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, are interviewed by a local television reporter on the back of a pick up truck as they arrive at the community center of Casa Oaxaca in Los Angeles Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. The team has been dubbed "the barefooted giants of the mountains'' after learning how to play basketball barefooted and win international matches. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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    Members of Triqui kids basketball team, made up of children from the mountainous region of Oaxaca, Mexico, greet Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre before an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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    Members of Triqui kids basketball team, made up of children from the mountainous region of Oaxaca, Mexico, watch warm ups before an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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    Members of Triqui kids basketball team, made up of children from the mountainous region of Oaxaca, Mexico, pose for a pictures at half court before an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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