Latino Power Rankings. (Incidentally, I am ranked woefully low thereon!)
James Reavis was a magnificent forger of the late 18th century. Reavis’s claim to counterfeit fame came from his invention of a Spanish nobleman named Miguel de Peralta. The imaginary Spaniard was given an elaborate family tree and Reavis concocted documents for him that claimed 10 million acres in what is now Arizona for the don’s descendants.
As the tax revenues poured in, the faux-hidalgo Reavis became a very wealthy man, with mansions in four cities and two countries. But after nine years, a Spaniard unmasked the forgeries. Reavis was arrested, and after serving prison time, he ended his days homeless on the streets of Santa Fe.
What does this have to do with Stoudemire’s oracular pronouncement? I do not know! But let me close with news that is both pleasant and easy to deciper: Please note El Chacho's Latino Power Ranking relative to mine own!