Found this cool tidbit about our own Trevor Ariza.

ESPN: The 6-11 forward, who averages 16.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game this season, would join Al Horford (Atlanta Hawks) and Francisco Garcia (Sacramento Kings) on the team. Still pending is the confirmation of Lakers forward Trevor Ariza, who’s trying to change his sports citizenship as well.

Ariza, born in Miami, has expressed interest in playing for the Dominican Republic since 2005. Ariza’s Dominican link is via his grandfather Osvaldo Ariza, a native of Puerto Plata, a city located in the northern part of the country.

  • Khaij Black

    !!!!!! Just make sure you come back, I feel like someone is stealing from me!!!

  • URFAKEearl

    LOL Khaji black and when did he start to avg 16.3 points per game :)

  • daboss1848

    TLN, the 1st paragraph is about Charlie Villanueva . . .

  • Lakerfanl

    Like during the off season or instead of the Lakers?

  • udechukwu

    6-11?

  • http://yahoo.com Hansel Arias

    Yo ariza tu sabe k lo dominicano somo lo k ponemo el sabor donde kiera k llegamo… K simpre la gente no kiere pork some lo duro casi en to lo deporte y tuta jugando bien el lo playoff

  • Carmelita L.Ariza Grand Turk Turks and Caicos

    I will like to make a correction to the above caption, My father Osvaldo Ariza, was born on the Island of Grand Turk,Turks and Caicos Islands. his father is of Spanish decent,but he is a full bred Proud Turks and Caicos Islander. Please make your corrections accordingly, they are very misleading.

  • Trevor Ariza

    Actualy Camilita if that is your real name.

    My mon was the one who was born in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Her dad, my granfather Osvaldo was Dominican, besides I grew up lievd in Miami around the dominican culture

  • Joe Frometa

    I’m so happy to know that one of my favorite players will be playing for our homeland. Hey Trevor, is there any way you can give a way to contact the Dominican Republic’s Basketball operations. I’m 19 and play college ball, but I’m trying to play for my native country soon, regardless at what level, as long as I get to represent them.

    Thanks, and good luck tonight!!

  • KOBEISKING

    They’re talking about charlie villenuva

  • http://yahoo sandra

    Hey Ariza!!! Your a really good player I saw the way you played during the playoff. What ever you deside I will always be a fan of you I know there will always be good thing for you it seems like your a really nice person well take care god bless you and take the risk because u never know what is waithing for u out there

  • LYNDEN TRAIL

    THIS IS DIRECTED TO TREVOR ARIZA I AM YOUR YOUNGER COUSIN IM RELATED TO YOUR DADDY TREVOR SANDERS IM A BALLER LIKE U I PLAY BASKETBALL FOOTBALL AND I RUN TRACK I CURRENTLY HAVE 24 SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS I HAVE A OFFER FROM USC I LIVE IN MIAMI,FL I WOULD LOVE TO MEET U FACE TO FACE WHEN I TAKE MY OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CAL

  • HW

    hi trevor i been following you from whenyou plays with the knick the magic and now the L A LAKERS. I NEVER MISS YOU WHEN YOU PLAY AND I WAS REAL SAD WHEN YOU HAD THE INJURY OF YOUR RIGHT FOOT. I STILL WATCH BECAUSE I LIKE THE LAKERS.ON JUNE, 15TH I DECIDED TO GO ON THE INTERNET TO LOOK YOU UPAND SEE WHAT THEY WAS SAYING ABOUT YOU BECAUSE YOU PLAYED A GOOD GAME AND YOU PLAYED ABIG PART INTHE LAKERS WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP.I WAS BORN IN GRAND TURK, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLAND,THAT RIGHT ,I KNOW YOUR MOTHER WE ATTEND THE SAME HIGH SCHOOL WE NEVER ATTEND THE SAME ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BECAUSE SHE LIVED IN TOWN SO SHE ATTENDED NORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL AND I LIVE IN SOUTH BACK SALINA SO I ATTENDED SOUTH PRIMARY SCHOOL BUT WE ONLY HAVE ONE HIGH SCHOOL TO YHS DAY SO WE KNOW EACH OTHER MORE AT HIGH SCHOOL,BUT DONT GET ME WRONG I KNEW YOUR MOTHER BEFORE HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE GRAND TURK IS SO SMALL EVERY ONE KNOW EACH OTHER.I ALSO KNOW YOUR BIOLOGICAL FATHER TREVOR SAUNDERS I DONT KNOW WHAT YOU WAS TOLD ABOUT YOU CULTURE BUT YOU MOTHER SHOULD TELL YOU BETTER. I HAVE ONE BAHAMIAN BORN, THAT RIGHT I DONT HAVE ANY CHILDREN BORN IN MY BIRTH PLACE THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLAND, I MOVE TO THE UNITED STATES IN JULY 1979 AND I GAVE BIRTH TO FOUR CHILDREN THREE BOYS AND ONE GIRL GIVING ME ATOTAL OF FIVE CHILDREN MY CHILDREN WILL TELL YOU QUICK ABOUT THEIR CULTURE BECAUSE I TOLD THEM FROM AN EARLY AGE. MY OLDEST IS 31 YEARS OLD HIS FATHER IS A TURK ISLANDER JUST LIKE YOUR REAL FATHER IS HE WAS CONCEIVEDIN THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLAND JUST LIKE YOU WAS AFTER I GOT PREGNANT I MOVE TO TO THE BAHAMAS, THAT THE SAME THING YOUR MOM DID SHE CAME OVER TO MIAMI ALREADY PREGNANT, ITS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT BUT I AM WRITING THIS TO YOU TO LET YOU KNOW DONT FORGET THE BRIDGE THAT BROUGHT YOU OVER MAINLY THE TURKS ISLAND ONES REFERING TO YOUR MOTHER AND YOUR BIOLOGICAL FATHER, I HEARD YOU REFER TO YOUR STEP FATHER AS YOUR DAD MAY HE WAS THE ONE THAT WAS THERE FOR YOU AND HELP RAISE YOU, BUT DONT FORGET THE ONE THAT PLANT THE SEED, DO YOU KNOW HOW ISTARTED WATCHING YOU WHEN I WENT HOME IN 2005 I SAW TREVOR ON ABOUT FOUR OCCASSIONS AND EACH TIME HE WAS WEARING A KNICKS JERSEY ABOUT THE THIRD TIME I SAW HIM I SAID YOU LOVES THE KNICKS THE MUCH ANS I WILL NEVER FORGET HOW HE LOOK AT WITH HIS EYES LIT UP SAID MY SON PLAYED FOR THE KNICKS I SAID REALLY HE STILL HAD THAT LOOK OF BEING PROUD AND SAID IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME ASK YOUR SO I CALL MY BROTHER OVER AND ASK HIM AND HE SAID YES, SO I SAID WHAT HIS NAME IHAVE TO WATCH HIM WHEN I GO BACK TOTHE STATES SO THAT HOW I GOT CONNECTED TO YOU I THINK YOU A FINE YOUNG MAN AND I AM HAPPY FOR YOUR SUCCESS AND I BELEIVED YOU WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT DOING ALL OF THIS ON YOR OWN,YOU WILL BE 24YRS OLD SOON NOT TO MANY PEOPLE CAN SAY I WON A CHAMPIOSHIP RING PLAYING IN THE NBA AT 23YRS AND WAS DRAFTED AT THE TENDER AGE OF19YRS. AGAIN I AM NOT KNOCKING YOU FOR ONLY TALKING ABOUT YOR DOMONICAN CULTURE BUT DONT FORGET THAT YOU ARE A TURK ISLAND TWICE REFERING TO YOUR MOM AND DAD THEN YOU ARE AN AMERICAN BECAUSE YOU WAS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES SO SOMETIME WHEN TO DOING YOUR INTERVIEW GIVE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLAND THE PROPS MUCH SUCCESS TREVOR JNR AND TAKE CARE

  • Carmelita L.Ariza Grand Turk Turks and Caicos

    I dont want this to become a feud between The Ariza Family, and certainly this is not the venue to vent issues or family related matters. In response to the comment left by ‘The Clone’ Trevor Ariza, and i would hope that it’s not him, but definetely a person who’s very close to him, who’s really trying to masked their LIES about the true origin of My father, Osvaldo M. Ariza. I have lived here on the Island of Grand Turk, here in the Turks and Caicos Islands, with my father for many years,and he is a true down to earth a very out-spoken and very PROUD and indigenous Turks and Caicos Islander. Leaving a response to a message i’d posted on this site a few days ago, and trying to discredit me is one thing, but i know of what i speak, and i positively know who i am, but lieing about your identity and hiding behind someone else’s name is a cowards way of expression. I think you should stop while the getting is good. And a word of advice to you the ‘Clone’ of Trevor’ Ariza, “WINNERS NEVER CHEAT”.

  • Sandra

    This is crap what you guys are doing, bringing the young man’s personal business on the world wide web…..such things as alleged intimate family history and conversations are private matters.Very despicable. And to Carmelita, if you are Trevor’s aunt, I think the best thing you should have done is to speak to him personally or get someone relay a message to him, all of this back and forth is very immature and childish! there are always two sides of a story and to come on the internet with you guys long drawn out story is very lowlife. Shame on all of you, shame, shame, shame !!! So what if he chooses to recognize one culture over the other? (assuming what you guys are saying is true)…….. Trevor is an American, no matter where his family came from, people move from place to place everyday, America is a country of immigrants……he was born in the USA, He is an American. Stop getting into the young man’s personal business and his career! he has no obligation to no other country other than the land of his birth and any other he chooses to acknowledge.To the person who calls himself HW, How dare you tell this young man who is his father? contributing sperm does not make anyone a father, remember that……I don’t even know anyone involved here but it is very despicable and nasty, what you guys are trying to do to this very talented young man. God bless everyone.

  • Carmelita L.Ariza Grand Turk Turks and Caicos

    Sandra wake up from your dream! This is why this site was created for responses from fans or whoever choose to leave a remark of any nature pertaining to a specific topic. If you read both my comments, you would have understood that i made clarification to my Fathers’ birth place, who is once again a Proud Turks and Caicos Islander. You must learn to read and interpret constructive conversations,that way you wont make yourself look like such a airhead and so very transparent as you did in your above captions. I’m not offended in anyway by your response and i’m sure if you read it carefully ‘H.W’ is not a man. It’s quite evident who you are, and i’m no fool, unlike you i can read between the lines very well. I’m sure you know alot of what’s behind this whole scanerio, how else could you identify such peculiar things about Trevor. And once again i dont have time for genuine fools like you or anyone else who choose again to hide behind a name and disperse fake expressions. Your opinions is just that, YOUR OPINION . I’m extending a personal invitation to YOU, for a visit the Turks and Caicos, especially to Grand Turk,”COME ON DOWN MS. SANDRA, Remember reality bites real hard here in the T.C.I, so remember to pack your armour and repellent!!! REMEMBER THIS, “A SCANDAL HAS LEGS AND A LIE HAS WINGS”

    Regards,

    Amor Patriae (Love of Country)

  • Krystle ‘Rusha’ Williams

    As in response to Carmelita’s Comment, who is also my Aunt, I found it very childish and petty for anyone to leave a comment to what she said, for she only gave clarification to an error that was posted. My Grandfather, Osvaldo Ariza is indeed a Turks and Caicos Islander. As for the rest of you Idiots that are on here bickering over a matter that you all know nothing about, I would advise you all to be guided accordingly. To the fool that used Trevor’s name, I say this to you….It’s one thing for people to think that you are Stupid, then to actually open your mouth and prove them right! You absolutely need a Dictionary!! You see, It’s evident that “you” were trying to act as if you were Trevor, but in the midst, made him looked very illiterate. Why are you people so Idle? Ms. Sandra, No one brought Trevor’s Personal business on here. For if you are referring to HW, then you had alot of time to read that ish*. You people need to mind you’ll own God-damn business and stay the hell out of “Family issues”…Then again it seems as though it only involves “Family”!! Be Ye Warned OR Findeth Out!!

  • Kelly

    Well it is said that you nationality lies where your mother is from he was born in the United States but both of his parents are from the Turks and Caicos Islands like many many other kids in Turks and Caicos and like it is known Turks and Caicos especially Grand Turk is a very small place like some seven square miles and where everybody knows everybody and everyone knows Mr Osvaldo Ariza and the whole Aziza clan and everyone knows that his parents came from the Domincan Republic and he carries the “Ariza” surname from his mom who represented Turks and Caicos some years back in Miss Universe also his aunt Carmelita Ariza who was placed in the top ten simi finialists

    But I will like to think that maybe the young man was misquoted , I dont think that he is dis-owning his Turks and Caicos Islands Heritage when his entire family on both parents side are from the Turks and Caicos Islands and to top it all off Trevor Ariza was a paid ambassador by the Turks and Caiocs Islands Government Tourism Ministry to represent the counrty worldwide and he was being paid thousands of dollars it may not be as much as he is getting from the NBA but lets face facts here and plus he held summer basketball camps in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the youngsters look up to him as a role model . Everywhere you go in the Turks and Caicos Islands especially Grand Turk persons were wearing the number 3 jersey and just about all are lakers fans and the Ministry of Tourism had planned an appreciative event for him after winning his first ring and being from the native soil to sshow thie appreciation for him but I guess that has gone down the drain after all this mess .

    So I am thinking that maybe he was misquoted by the press and persons should try to hear his side first .

  • G.Hall

    Trevor follow your dreams.

  • Munir DR

    Trevor mi hermano yo tambien soy dominicano, trev we would love to see you play, for DR, i think you bring a lot to the court and mee an all my friends saw all your games, i personally think you played great, especially in the last game. mi hermano i hope you play or alteast come down here to DR. answer me back
    ps all dominicans love you

  • Tony Ariza Jimnez

    Well, the Turk and Caicos national team is TRASH anyways, so if he wants to ply in the Olympics He should just play for the Dominican Taem, who’s probably gogin to Qualify for the Olympics and the Wold Cup, ut T&CI won’t.

  • Nelson nunez

    Hi Trevor. I know how you feel. D.R. runs deep in our soul. Puerto Plata is a paradise. D.R. entire it is. Proud of you for wishing to play there

  • Jhinie Wennie

    The Dominican Federation, Has Shown Documnetation that acredited Trevor’s GrandFather as Dominican. look it up

  • Ms. Dickenson

    Trevor do whatever you feel like! Where were these people when you were stuggling to survive, years before you even made it to where you are now. We shouldn’t ever forget our heritage but don’t bite the hand that feeds you either.