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NBA Star

Gift-filled Holiday Party

in Boston Projects

12/21/2012 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Boston Celtics
star Leandro Barbosa doesn't need a red suit and a beard to play Santa -- in fact, the guard handed out piles of gifts to underprivileged children in Boston yesterday ... wearing nothing but normal street clothes.

A rep for Barbosa tells TMZ, he threw a giant holiday party at the Lenox Housing Development for roughly 80 children -- between the ages of 6 and 16 -- just because he felt like giving back to the community.

Along with a huge array of gifts -- one for each kid -- Barbosa brought 30 delicious PIZZAS.

Mmmmm pizza.

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zoolady    

Nice to see someone with means doing good things for the less fortunate! Too bad the only other people who commented on this are spammers.

578 days ago
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bernergirl    

You may not be able to purchase 30 pizzas and toys for an entire house of people but everyone can try 26 random acts of kindness for the angels we lost, good luck and my hats off to Mr. Barbosa, that was really decent.

578 days ago
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lolzatyou    

Much respect to him... Nice to see a positive story about an athlete/famous person-

578 days ago
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lovely     

Love it very nice!

578 days ago
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DoubleA    

Awesome dude!!! Funny how when famous people give something of theirs no one comments but when they get something for themselves everyone on here bitches... Bunch of pocket watchers...

578 days ago
6.

nan    

He does this kind of stuff alot around Boston.Shows up to talk to kids at school, all on his own without alot of fanfare ., to give them encouragement etc..
He is just a really kind and considerate person who likes to give back.

578 days ago
7.

wendy    

what a great story!

578 days ago
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Purple Label    

Leandro Barbosa Great Job and may God bless you!!!

578 days ago
9.

Good riddance!    

Always awesome to hear stories like this! Good on you and cheers!

578 days ago
10.

Nooo she didint    

And that is why the Celtics rock. Other NBA, NFL, and hockey what not people can take a page from this man.

578 days ago
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Sonja    

Good for him, love seeing good stories vs all the nasty stuff we see in the news. Might not seem like much but for 80 kids, I'm sure it meant a whole hell of alot!

578 days ago
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Meanie    

There needs to be more "famous people" with that spirit.

578 days ago
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Catrina     

It amazes me how when it's something negative about blacks whites bash, but when it's positive no one reads it...

578 days ago
14.

Sunsfan    

Barbosa was one of my favorite players for the Suns! Glad to see he's still a great guy!

578 days ago
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Gretel    

Good for him. Every child needs a Santa.

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