Mediaplanet: What does Hispanic Heritage Month mean to you?

Al Horford: Hispanic Heritage Month means a great deal to me.  It’s a reminder of what different Hispanic people have accomplished in our society over the years and is a celebration of those achievements.

Luis Scola: It means a lot that people in the United States recognize people in need that come from a different country. It’s a form of welcome, it’s very positive and means a lot.

Anderson Varejao: Hispanic Heritage Month in the NBA is very important to me. It gives us a chance to give back to all our Hispanic NBA fans around the world and to show them that they are meaningful to us. There are many of us Latin American players in the league today, and so Hispanic Heritage month is something we take seriously and appreciate.

Greivis Vasquez: It is a time to celebrate our culture. To show with pride our contribution to this society and how our involvement enhances and strengthens this nation

MP: What do you think of the NBA's Hispanic platform called ene-be-a?

Al Horford: I think it’s a great initiative by the NBA.  Through ene-be-a, I feel there is a strong connection to the Hispanic community and it’s helping basketball grow in popularity.

Luis Scola: I believe it’s very good for the same reasons. The NBA welcomes us, we are growing and we have a lot of fans. It’s a great way to connect with the fans.

Anderson Varejao: Ene-be-a is a great way for the NBA to keep our Hispanic fans engaged and updated on all our players and NBA news. Because there are so many of us Latin American players in the NBA now, it’s a great thing the league is doing to keep all our fans from back home and even in the United States stay updated on the league. The NBA is catering to those fans, and they deserve it! They are great fans.

Greivis Vasquez: The ene-be-a site it’s an excellent tool because it guides fans and players with information in our language. The ene-be-a site provides stats, Photos, schedule, history of basketball and even interviews of the Hispanic players in our own language

MP: How has the ene-be-a helped your development as a player and a role model?

Al Horford: I think ene-be-a helps bring awareness to this great game and to Hispanic players at all levels of competition.  It helps bring awareness to not only myself but other players around the league, and can give us a platform to reach the younger generation of fans.

Luis Scola: It puts us in a great situation because we play in the NBA and we are Hispanic, so we can give back and appreciate all Hispanic fans. Most of the commercials, publicity, promotions are in English and addressed to English-speaking people, so this is a great chance for us to give back in those countries that speak Spanish.

Anderson Varejao: I think ene-be-a has given us the ability to show other young Latin Americans that the dream of the NBA is possible. It is great having other Latin players such as Pau Gasol, Manu Ginobili, Tiago Splitter, Ricky Rubio, and Nene. Ene-be-a has allowed me to be a role model to these young fans and for that I am grateful.

Greivis Vasquez: It helps in the way of always displaying a good image to the fans, especially the young ones. I continually care about being a role model as I am aware that I can influence a generation of kids that follow the NBA. Through the ene-be-a site I can show that hard work, perseverance and setting a good example are fundamental to develop as a player.

MP: What is one thing you'd like to tell your fans during Hispanic Heritage Month?

Al Horford: Hispanic Heritage Month is a great opportunity for everyone to celebrate the rich culture and history of Hispanic people, and to proudly remember where we come from.

Luis Scola: Thanks for the support. There are a lot of fans who are Hispanic living in the United States and outside the U.S. and I want to thank them for supporting.

Anderson Varejao: Thanks for always supporting us Latin players and I am hopeful that basketball will grow as sport in Latin America. For my Spanish speaking fans, muchas gracias. For all my Portuguese speaking fans, muito obrigado.

Greivis Vasquez: That Latinos are able to reach our goals with hard and honest work. That we are proud of our Hispanic culture and traditions.

MP: What advice do you have for young Hispanic athletes?

Al Horford: I encourage all young athletes to work hard in both sports and school, and to be the best person they can be.  Work hard, do well in school and give yourself the opportunity to go college.  Athletics are a lot of fun, but can also be a great way to give yourself the opportunity to further your education.

Luis Scola: Keep working hard. We are an example that if you have talent, you work hard, you have what it takes, you have a shot. Here, there’s a door open, we are welcome here, so keep working. You have a shot.

Anderson Varejao: Keep working hard and always believe in yourself. Whether it is soccer, basketball, or any other sport you play, with hard work and confidence you can be as great as you want.

Greivis Vasquez​: Reach your goals through hard work.