Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea returned to the team on Tuesday night after bringing Hurricane Maria relief supplies to his native Puerto Rico, and gave a dreary update on the state of the island. The water is blue, it's green, there's people moving around. Barea, a native of Puerto Rico who has spent all but three years of his National Basketball Association career with the Mavericks, returned Tuesday night with his mother and grandmother. Barea, who's Puerto Rican, counting stranded family members including his parents and grandmother on the island. She is also working with other celebrities to airplanes fly to the island with much-needed supplies including generators and medical equipment. "Finally, we got cleared and then we were able to go".
The loan of the Miami-born rapper's jet was revealed by Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, the Republican congresswoman from Puerto Rico.
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"I don't think people really know how bad it is", Barea said.
Barea and his wife, Viviana Ortiz, a Puerto Rican actress and model, organized an online fundraiser after Hurricane Maria devastated their homeland last Wednesday, when it hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm with 155 miles per hour winds.