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Phoenix Suns vs Seattle SuperSonics
Phoenix Suns' Leandro Barbosa, of Spain, (L) takes an off balance shot against Seattle SuperSonics' Earl during the first half at the Key Arena in Seattle on March 19, 2008. Barbosa scored 19 points and hauled down five rebounds in the Suns 110-98 win over the SuperSonics. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)
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Leandro Mateus Barbosa (born November 28, 1982 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian professional basketball player, who plays at the guard position with the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association. In Brazil he is nicknamed "Leandrinho" (Little Leandro), and in the USA he is nicknamed "The Brazilian Blur", referring to the fact that he is one of the fastest players in the NBA.

Barbosa started his career at Palmeiras when he was 17. He played on Paulista (São Paulo's) Championship under the command of Lula Ferreira, the future Brazil national team coach.

At 19, he played on the principal team of Palmeiras on Paulista (São Paulo's) Championship. He averaged 14.2 points per game. After that he was traded to Tilibra/Bauru on January 2001.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Leandro Barbosa."
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