BDBA extend condolences to the family and celebrates the Life of Aubrey Lopez Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 May 2010 00:00

The Belize District Basketball Association would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Aubrey Lopez.  Aubrey was the captain and team leader for the Belmopan Bandits basketball team which is currently the league leader in the “DigiCell ballin-4-life” Basketball

Tournament underway at the Belize City Center.

As testament to Aubrey’s prowess on the court, the below table outlines his stats for the four games played.

These stats are a testament of Aubrey’s life; for he knew when to lead by example as shown by his production in the game against Brothers Habet Berger Boys. He knew when to lead from behind (a skill only possessed by those who God bless and anoints to do his work) as shown against Jamborees. And he knew when to be that firm, reassuring, all encompassing team captain, setting the pace for his teammates to equally share in the sacrifice his team need to get that “w”…this he did against EbonyLake and Black Dynamite.

These four games are but a mere drip in the vast ocean of Aubrey’s illustrious basketball career; but we share them with you to demonstrate that Aubrey was a “big Man” in basketball simply because basketball made a “big Man” out of Aubrey.  He would have it no other way.

Off the court and in his professional life Aubrey was an educator, doing God’s work by making men and women of the boys and girls he taught at E.P. Yorke High School.  So you must understand why we at the BDBA feel we must all celebrate the life of this great Belizean sportsman, educator, mentor, father, son, friend, team mate.  Aubrey was a Senior member of this our basketball family, and he will be dearly missed; he was a “big man mongst wee men” and his star will forever shine in our hearts and minds lest we forget to keep him there.