Leandro Barbosa arrived in Indianapolis and joined the Indiana Pacers in March as part of a trade with the Toronto Raptors. As usual, older brother Arturo was by his side. Those unfamiliar with the Barbosa family might have thought it was his father, considering Arturo is 21 years his senior. He has been Leandro's constant companion since the NBA guard was 5, however. That's when their mother, Ivete, was so tired by the youngest of her five children's active nature -- "I was like the devil when I was a little kid," Leandro said with a laugh -- she asked Arturo to allow him to tag along to his basketball games in their hometown of Sao Paulo.
For Pacers' Barbosa, big brother also watching -- and cheering
Indianapolis Star | May 4