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Mexican-American Boy Criticized For Singing National Anthem To Have Story Told In New Documentary

San Antonio's Sebastien de la Cruz, heavily criticized for singing the national anthem during the 2013 NBA Finals in a mariachi suit, is the focus of a short ESPN documentary, directed and executive produced by actress Eva Longoria.

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San Antonio's El Charro de Oro, the boy with the golden voice, is getting his own documentary two years after he was the center of controversy for singing the the national anthem during the NBA Finals in 2013.


In fact, it was Longoria who directed and was the executive producer for the 16-minute documentary "¡Go Sebastien Go!" which is the first in a series of short documentaries for ESPN Films.

“It was a big deal when it happened,” she said recently promoting the film. “But if you weren’t watching basketball, if you weren’t Hispanic, if you didn’t really follow it all the way along, you won’t get the complete narrative.”

"Go Sebastien Go!" airs on ESPN's SportsCenter May 8 at 6 p.m. ET.

Adolfo Flores is a national security correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles. He focuses on immigration.

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