11 year old Sebastien De La Cruz shrugs off his National Anthem critics

So, I’m sure many of your have seen this in the news cycle lately.

11-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz has had the honor of singing the national anthem prior to Game 3 and Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals. While the young Mexican-American boy is living out a dream while showing pride for his heritage, believe it or not, ignorant folks out in the faceless Twitterland have trashed the choice of the young singer because of his appearance and heritage.

De La Cruz is American, not that it should matter; and his choice of costume out of respect for the rich Hispanic population in San Antonio. De La Cruz singing the anthem is an honor, and he knocks it out of the park.

The Spurs and NBA thought so much of Sebastien that they asked him back for Game 4 to sing again.

And yes, he knows what people are saying. But, in what is a testament to his character at such a young age, he shrugs it off.

“It’s not really what other people think about you. It’s what you think about yourself,” Sebastien said.

In case you missed it, below is Sebastien’s 2nd performance of the National Anthem at Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

Rock on, Sebastien.