When Darius Rucker failed to show up at Game 3 of the NBA Finals, 11-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz was pulled up from the bench to sing the National Anthem in his stead.
His powerful performance of the "Star-Spangled Banner" was enough to inspire patriotism in even the most jaded nihilist — that is, until all the racists came crawling out of the floorboards to denounce the NBA for letting an "illegal" sing the national anthem.
"I knew that one day when I sing that people were going to judge me," he told Fox San Antonio. "That’s why over the time I’ve grown, I’ve learned that you don’t really care what people say about you, it’s what you think about yourself."
God bless Sebastien's America.