By Jorge Calvillo (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Oct 01, 2013 05:11 AM EDT

"Despierta América" (Photo : Twitter/DespiertaAmeric)

Basketball player Chris Bosh of Miami Heat took Spanish classes from Mexican hosts Alan Tacher and Omar Chaparro in Univisión's "Despierta América" show, said TVNotas.

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The basketball player was able to converse in Spanish with host Alan Tacher after his classes. He also explained during show why learning Spanish was important for him and why he agreed to be a guest in "Despierta América." "I've wanted to learn Spanish since I was a kid; I loved in Texas and there are a lot of people that speak Spanish there. My wife and her family always speak to me in Spanish, since they're Venezuelan and we're in Miami, where is a lot of influential from the language. I decided to come to Univisión because I watch "Despierta América" every morning... that's how I practice my Spanish!," he explained.

The interview can be seen in a video uploaded to YouTube, where Tacher also asks him for how long and the methods he's used to learn Spanish. "Four or five years, but I want to speak it more. Everything, DVDs, CDs, I have a teacher too, everything," Bosh repied.

"Spanish is very important globally because there are a lot of Hispanics in the world, and especially here in Miami, and there are a lot of Spanish-speaking fans. Every game, in all of our games there's fans and sometimes they speak Spanish," the athlete said regarding the importance of Spanish.

"They help me out, and I talk with her family in Spanish all the time, they live in Venezuela, in Barcelona, hola! They're very special people". He adds that he's a father of two "I have two children, my daughter Trinidad is 4 and Jason is 16 months old," he said regarding his relationship with his wife's Hispanic family.

According to TVNotas, Bosh participated in short segments in the show, showing the Hispanic audience that, beyond being a basketball star, he also has a great sense of humor.

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